The Monique Burr Foundation recognized in the Florida Blue Foundation Sapphire Awards

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children is honored to receive $20,000 as a runner up in the program category from the Florida Blue Foundation at their 2016 Sapphire Awards! MBF was one of 13 finalists from around the state, and our founder, Ed Burr, took the stage to accept the award.

The Florida Blue Foundation’s Sapphire Awards honor outstanding individuals, programs and nonprofit organizations in community health care, or health care-related fields, whose work is distinguished by leadership, innovation and achievements in community health.

MBF Team at Florida Blue Foundation's Sapphire Awards MBF Team with Sunny - Florida Blue Mascot

What They're Saying...

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

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