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

Date: 24 Feb 2014 10:12:10 +0100
From: FuegO <fuegal@xxxxxxxxx>


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On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 7:08 AM, paulus palmqvist <
paulus.palmqvist@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> 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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