One of the most magical and unforgettable experiences of my life was to be part of the Awards Ceremony for Global Tobacco Control, as delegates from all over the world were gathered together to celebrate bringing in the light and creating change in the world. An immense honor to stand in front of the World to be chosen as the representative for South Africa as I handed over the awards on stage to Michael Bloomberg to present to the winners of the Global Tobacco Control. This is the first time in history that this was held on South African soil. What a huge honor is was to be part of this production and to have worked with Bloomberg Philanthropies and Michael Bloomberg .
“Congratulations to the winners of our fourth Awards for Tobacco Control. Each year, nearly seven million people are killed by tobacco, more people than those killed by alcohol, AIDS, car crashes, illegal drugs, murders and suicide combined. By implementing MPOWER strategies, a group of proven anti-tobacco strategies, we can save millions of lives – nearly 35 million have been saved already – and that’s exactly what these honorees are doing today. http://bloombg.org/2Hed4f5”