It is our privilege to introduce the honorees of our sixth annual Classic Woman Awards. What struck us about these phenomenal women is that they didn't set out to become philanthropists. Instead, life threw down a gauntlet they couldn't ignore.
These champions put body and soul into their causes: pediatric cancer research, prevention of sudden death from hidden heart disease, care for terminally ill children, safe recreational trails, education in Cambodia, and medical care for the uninsured. The bell rang. Here's how they answered the challenge.
Text: Rebecca Christian
Photographs: George Lange
The Classic Woman Awards are produced by Executive Editor Marsha Raisch.