Midge Steuber Ambassador for a Better World Award to Recognize Changemakers in the Plant-Based Movement
Washington, D.C. - The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is pleased to establish the Midge Steuber Ambassador for a Better World Award. This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of changemakers who have made significant strides in promoting a plant-based diet.
Margaret “Midge” Steuber was an inspiration to many. After a stroke nearly ended her life, she discovered the many benefits a plant-based diet can bring, including the peace of mind that comes from living a compassionate lifestyle that is kinder to animals and to our planet.
Grateful for this newfound wisdom, she set about spreading the word, so that others could benefit. She founded the Port Townsend and Beyond Vegan Meetup group near her home in Washington, which brought plant-based lecturers from all across the U.S. to tiny Port Townsend, including a May 2017 standing-room-only presentation by Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, president of the Physicians Committee. She actively supported many other groups engaged in spreading the plant-based message in Oregon and Arizona. Midge's commitment to spreading awareness about the lifesaving power of plant-based diets led her to rent a billboard in Arizona for three years, urging people to give the Physicians’ Committee’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart a try, to “Prevent Heart Disease, Reverse Diabetes, and Prevent Cancer.”
This award honors Midge's legacy and continues her important work. It will be presented to changemakers who have made significant contributions to advancing the plant-based movement through their work, advocacy, or personal example.
"We are proud to establish this award in honor of Midge Steuber, who was a tireless advocate in the plant-based community," said Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, president of the Physicians Committee. "Ms. Steuber’s dedication to promoting a plant-based lifestyle was an inspiration to many, and we hope that this award will help to further her important work."
The Midge Steuber Ambassador for a Better World Award will be presented for the first time to the Esselstyn family at the Exam Room Live event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 7. Recipients will be honored with an award and their efforts will be recognized through a tribute story on the Physicians Committee’s website.
For more information about the award and Midge Steuber's legacy, please visit PCRM.org/AmbassadorForBetterWorld.
Memorial gifts can be made in Midge Steuber’s memory on the Physicians Committee’s website.
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization that promotes preventive medicine, conducts clinical research, and encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in education and research.