CAMBRIA COUNTY – The Community Foundation for the Alleghenies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Apollo Award, Dr. Joel E. Borkow, Dr. Jerry L. Gray, and Dr. J. Michael Moses.
The Apollo Award is given annually to members of (or family members of) the medical community who have made significant contributions to improving the quality of life in our region. It is designed to encourage and acknowledge participation by the medical community in initiatives that go beyond the health care professional’s normal scope of work.
In his nomination, Dr. Borkow was recognized for his decades-long history of community involvement, including offering free physical examinations to local school sports programs and work with the gazebo in Central Park, Roxbury Bandshell, and many other projects.
Dr. Gray was especially recognized for his contributions to the community of Windber, including as a little league coach, volunteer football and basketball team physician, football booster club member, and supporter of the Arcadia Theatre, Windber Museum, and Windber Library.
Dr. Moses was recognized for his work as president of the Westmont Hilltop school board and coaching of youth sports, along with his contributions to the politics of healthcare within the Commonwealth, including working with the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society to advocate for solutions to the state’s medical liability crisis.
The 2016 Apollo Award winners will be honored at a dinner on Wednesday, November 9 at the Holiday Inn in downtown Johnstown. Tickets are $100 each and can be reserved online or by contacting Marisa Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
In addition to honoring the three awardees, the dinner will feature the recipients of the 2016 Apollo Scholarship. This scholarship, initiated in 2008, is awarded each year through the Foundation’s Apollo Award Fund. It is given to area students who are in their third or fourth year of medical school and who have expressed an interest in returning to the area to practice medicine upon graduation. Since inception, the Apollo Award Fund has distributed over $216,500.00 in scholarships.