MINNEAPOLIS, April 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leslie Pitt Schneider, Founder and President of Project Lolo, selected as a recipient of the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST 2018 Courageous Women in Health Care Award. The 2018 TRUST Courage Awards celebrate Minnesota women and companies in health care who have taken a risk and demonstrated courage in navigating the unknown to help the health care industry move boldly to transform its future. The award will be presented at the TRUST Forum at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

“I am honored to be named as a recipient of the 2018 Courage Award by the Women’s Health Leadership TRUST. I identified the need to help children impacted by differing abilities, realized it is my ultimate calling and began activating globally,” said Ms. Pitt Schneider. “To be considered a Courageous Leader for my initiation and leadership of Project Lolo by this esteemed organization of women leaders who courageously represent the face of healthcare feels tremendous and is very empowering.”

The Women’s Health Leadership TRUST, located in St. Paul, MN, supports women leaders in health care. Its membership represents a broad spectrum of health care sectors and includes over 500 members. Since its inception in 1979, it has played a pivotal role in its commitment to advancing women in health care professions, influencing policy and contributing to health care in our communities.

Project Lolo is a global, non-profit organization headquartered in Minnesota, dedicated to helping provide access to orthopedic medical care and orthopedic devices, such as prosthetic limbs or wheelchairs to children. Leslie Pitt Schneider founded Project Lolo in 2017 under the assertion that no child should ever be denied their right to life, healthcare, education or dignity because of their differing orthopedic abilities.

For more information on Project Lolo, its mission and fundraising efforts, please visit Project Lolo’s website or email contactus@projectlolo.org.

About Project Lolo℠

Project Lolo is a global, non-profit organization that advocates for children to live limitlessly. It helps children gain equal standing in life, with fundraising efforts to ensure children have access to orthopedic medical care and orthopedic devices such as wheelchairs, crutches and prostheses. Learn more at projectlolo.org and follow Project Lolo on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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