New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner
New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Dinner is postponed but we still need your support.
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COVID-19 Pandemic Response
As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the safety of our supporters and community at large, we are postponing the New Mexico Spirit of Achievement Dinner,
originally scheduled for May 12, 2020. We will revisit the possibility of rescheduling our dinner at the end of April. We will keep this website updated with any necessary information regarding rescheduling this event.
Our extraordinary, expert team of physicians and scientists is working around the clock with the CDC, public health departments and scientific colleagues across the world to meet this momentous challenge.
Many generous friends have asked how they can help with the coronavirus response effort. You can have the greatest impact by making a contribution directly to the National Jewish Health Emergency COVID-19 Response Fund
Now, more than ever, our patients and their families need the expertise we provide. In turn, we need your generous support to help us continue to serve the community, the nation and the world with cutting-edge care, research, and testing to fight the pandemic of COVID-19.
Senior Associate Director, Special Events
Spirit of Achievement Award
Since 1980, National Jewish Health has presented this prestigious award to citizens in and around Albuquerque who have built a legacy of contributing their time, talents and resources in all areas of life – personal, business and civic – to the community.
Dinner and Awards Presentation
New Mexico Stories
National Jewish Health Tour Leads to Life-Changing Care
Bob Feinberg first learned about National Jewish Health from his friends. Soon after, he became a committee member for the Spirit of Achievement Award Dinner. It wasn’t until he toured the institution that he learned what it means to be a patient.
Finding Answers in Familiar Places
In January 2015, Marla Wood caught whatever was going around her office. The doctor told her, “It’s a bug. Hold your breath; you’ll get over it,” but she didn’t get over it. While her co-workers’ health improved, hers only got worse.
An Innovative Cure Gave This Child a New Lease on Life
Caleb MacDonald is one of a handful of people in the world allergic to the only medication that can treat his hemophilia. With nowhere else to turn, his family found Jordon Abbott, MD, an assistant professor in the National Jewish Health Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Abbott could find no report of a case like Caleb’s, so he devised a novel, cutting-edge solution. And it worked.
People from around the nation, including New Mexico, come to National Jewish Health seeking solutions no one else has found. Get a glimpse into how the answers they seek are found at National Jewish Health.