Winners announced for virtual Champions of Health Awards 

Posted on: 9/10/21

Actress, model and author Brooke Shields will serve as keynote speaker for the virtual Champions of Health Awards from 4-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28. Information about how to register for free can be found at 

Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK), the 18th annual Champions of Health Awards will honor individuals and organizations working to improve the health of Oklahomans. All sponsorship proceeds from the virtual event benefit The Oklahoma Caring Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that provides Oklahoma children with immunizations at no charge through its Caring Van program.

The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges (The Center), a Tulsa-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for individuals with physical challenges, is the recipient of the Dr. Rodney L. Huey Memorial Champion of Oklahoma Health, the highest honor of the Champions of Health Awards. The Center is an adaptive recreational facility where youth and adults with physical challenges can reap the benefits of programs and opportunities to meet their individual needs and goals. 

As the overall winner, The Center will receive a $15,000 grant, and winners in remaining categories receive a $5,000 grant. Additional winners and finalists include:

Champion of Children’s Health Winner: Anna’s House Foundation
Finalist: Counseling & Recovery Services of Oklahoma CALM Center

Champion of Senior Health Winner: LIFE Senior Services
Finalist: Areawide Aging Agency

Champion of the Uninsured Winner: Health Outreach Prevention Education, Inc. (H.O.P.E.)
Finalist: Brendon McLarty Memorial Foundation

Community Health Champion Winner: Family & Children’s Services COPES 911
Finalist: Hospitality House of Tulsa

Corporate Health Champion Winner: Paycom