Re: [messengers] 2013 Markus Cook Award recipient - Leah Hollinsworth

Date: 24 Feb 2014 07:08:46 +0100
From: paulus palmqvist <paulus.palmqvist@xxxxxxxxx>


Hear hear
24.2.2014 2.19 "Iggy Cortes" <farwestcourier@xxxxxxxxx> kirjoitti:

> Leah's the most awesome person for this award.
>
> -Iggy Cortes
>
>
> *Iggy Cortes*
> sent from mobile
>
> > On Feb 23, 2014, at 4:14 PM, Lennie DelFuturo <grubeegroova@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > Awesome. Couldnt think of a better recipient. Congrats darlin! Xoxo
> >> On Feb 23, 2014 6:03 PM, <messvilleto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> The International Federation of Bike Messenger Associations (IFBMA) is
> >> pleased to announce that Toronto bike messenger Leah Hollinsworth has
> been
> >> awarded the 2013 "Markus Cook Memorial Award" (MCA) for Services to the
> >> International Messenger Community. The IFBMA has awarded the Markus Cook
> >> Award (MCA) since 1998 to the person who has inspired and empowered the
> >> wider messenger community, and who puts all messengers before
> themselves.
> >> Leah is the fifth Toronto messenger to receive the Markus Cook Award.
> >>
> >> Leah has been an important member of the messenger community for almost
> >> fifteen years. She is a community builder, race organizer and dedicated
> >> fundraiser.  She works with a team of Toronto couriers to organize
> holiday
> >> Christmas dinners and local fundraisers to send messengers to world
> >> championships in far away cities. She has organized legendary races such
> >> Global Gutz and the 2008 Cycle Messenger World Championships.
> >>
> >> Perhaps Leah's greatest contribution is as the Director of the Bicycle
> >> Messenger Emergency Fund (BMEF):
> >>
> >> "The Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund is a 501 c3 nonprofit public
> charity
> >> organization that provides emergency compensation to bicycle messengers
> who
> >> are hurt on the job. Currently the BMEF allocates a $500 emergency
> cheque
> >> to help messengers anywhere in the world during the first week of
> injury.
> >> This provides a boost, to both the financial and the mental/emotional
> state
> >> of the injured messenger. The goal is to help the injured cope and
> recover."
> >>
> >> The BMEF help messengers anywhere in the world and is mainly funded by
> >> donations. In addition to serving as the director, Leah is also one of
> the
> >> BMEF's largest fundraisers. Working closely with other Toronto
> messengers
> >> she is one of the organizers of the MAYDAY messenger race and BMEF
> >> fundraiser. MAYDAY has raised over $14,000 for the Bicycle Messenger
> >> Emergency Fund over the last four years.
> >>
> >> In his nomination for Leah, veteran Toronto messenger Jim McCarthy
> >> succinctly summed up her contributions to the BMEF and the messenger
> >> community stating "Leah has selflessly given her time and effort to this
> >> cause which is to the equal and unprejudiced benefit of every courier in
> >> the whole gawddamn world. "
> >>
> >>
> >>
> https://m.facebook.com/notes/markus-cook-award/2013-mca-receipient-leah-hollinsworth-toronto/649917591734349/
> >>
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