On June 4, 2012, The Computerworld Honors Laureate Ceremony and Awards Gala was held at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington D.C.. The Computerworld Honors Program seeks to recognize organizations that are using information technology to better society.
Over 1,000 nominations were submitted across ten distinct categories, and twenty organizations were recognized as Laureates in each of the ten categories. CURE International’s CUREkids program was named a Computerworld Honors Laureate in the category of Collaboration.
What is CUREkids?
CUREkids is a first-of-its-kind social sponsorship program created by CURE International that uses cure.org to connect CURE supporters and fans directly with the children that we serve in our hospitals around the world. Through building and leveraging open source technology and Internet platforms, we provide a real-time, communal experience of following a specific child’s life-changing surgery before, during, and after their care.
Participants are invited to follow along with updates for specific children in CURE hospitals, share a child’s story with their friends, send our patients get well messages while they are in the hospital, and are encouraged to pray for them at home.
Keeping Good Company
Amongst our twenty Computerworld Honors Laureate peers were organizations such as the Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology, Atlasian, Vodafone, and a little company in Redmond, WA named Microsoft.
CUREkids Named a Finalist
We were further surprised and pleased to learn that CUREkids was honored as one of five finalists in the Collaboration category, loosing out to the good people at Datadyne for best-in-category. In recognition, The Computerworld Honors Program presented CURE with a Laureate medal and CURE was publicly recognized at The Computerworld Honors Laureate Ceremony and Awards Gala.
As always, we are humbled and thankful for the recognition, for the opportunity to partner with God in His work in the world, and for the chance to create beautiful and innovative experiences that help heal the children and families we are privileged to serve.
Experience CUREkids for YourselfRight now, you can be a part of that healing by taking the 1 Child Challenge. For the next several days, $1 will be donated to a child’s surgery on behalf of each person that chooses to Follow the story of any specific child on cure.org/curekids.
If you haven’t taken the Challenge yet, what are you waiting for? It’s simple, fun, and it will help change a child’s life forever.