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Become A Voice of Compassion April 13, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Sustainable Living.

Pluto-HappyLast week, after taping her show, Ellen Degeneres received the Voice of Compassion award from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).  To view the video:  click here.

Ellen received the award due to her compassion toward both animals and people:

Ellen has used her humorous and compassionate voice to raise awareness of health issues and environmental and animal welfare concerns.”

While presenting the award, Dr. Neal Barnard briefly introduced audience members to the work of the PCRM ~ an organization which advocates against animal testing and for a plant-based diet.

More specifically:

Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research.”

If you visit the site, you can read or download a Vegetarian Starter Kit!

You can learn how a well-rounded diet can make you less well rounded around your mid-section.

You can get details on Power Plate ~ a healthy alternative to the USDA pyramid.

You can join the School Lunch Revolution and become a school lunch lobbyist by calling to request more nutritious meals in our schools.

This year marks PCRM’s 25th year in operation.  In celebration of that milestone, at PCRM’s 25th Anniversary Art of Compassion Gala, Alicia Silverstone and Marilu Henner also received Voice of Compassion awards for “shining a spotlight on the powerful health benefits of a vegan diet.”

Become a Voice of Compassion in your neighborhood ~ Go Meat-Less.


1. Richard W Scott - April 13, 2010

Ellen Degeneres is an amazing woman.

2. nrhatch - April 13, 2010

I’m a big fan . . . especially since she looks like me! : )

3. Joanne - April 13, 2010

Now I’ve got bragging rights…LOL…! Last year, my daughter Naomi and I went with my friend Vickey to Ellen’s show, which aired on Memorial Day. Because Ellen had been a fan of the Bachelor (“surreality” TV), she was informed that Naomi was there in the audience. Naomi made it to the final four during the Jason Mesnick series, and my temporary claim to fame from the “whackiest hometown date” was “quirkiest mom in Bachelor history.”

Anyway, during the first break when Ellen went down the aisles dancing, she was looking for Naomi who had been told to sit in a seat near the aisle… Ellen passed us and then turned around in a double take to acknowledge her. Next break she returned to greet us and give the two of us a hug. It was such an honor… It meant a lot that she took the time to do that.

4. nrhatch - April 13, 2010

That is so cool!

I forgot about your daughter being on the Bachelor. You did mention it once last year.

I would LOVE to meet Ellen. I’ve loved her forever!

5. Tsuchigari - April 14, 2010

Before kids I used to watch her show a lot and always liked it. Now I watch her on American Idol; she’s SO much better than Paula. And, she’s nice to the contestants.

6. nrhatch - April 14, 2010

I rarely watch TV during the day, so I have only seen her current show a handful of times. And I’ve only tuned in to American Idol for about 10 minutes this season ~ just a quick peak to see Ellen in action.

So, in that sense, I guess I’m not her biggest fan. : )

But anytime I run across her . . . hosting a show, doing an AmEx commercial featuring animals, writing a book (loved it!) . . . she makes me laugh.

“He deserves paradise who makes his companions laugh.”

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