Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights honored its 2018 Ripple of Hope laureates during the annual Ripple of Hope Gala at the New York Hilton Midtown on Dec. 12.
Humana CEO Bruce D. Broussard was honored along with the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama, Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. Laureates were selected for their exceptional work toward a more just and peaceful world.
“My father believed; ‘Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope,” Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights President Kerry Kennedy said in a statement. “On the 50th anniversary of his historic campaign for the White House, we honor laureates who have sent forth countless ripples of hope to millions of people inspired by their example.”
Broussard posted on a photo on Twitter from the event:
Incredible honor to receive @RFKHumanRights #RippleofHope
award last night alongside @BarackObama @GovMurphy and @Discovery CEO David Zaslav. #RFK50 pic.twitter.com/Tcxg2xHcXy
— Bruce Broussard (@BruceDBroussard) December 13, 2018
“I’m honored to receive the Ripple of Hope Award. Robert F. Kennedy inspired our nation to rededicate itself to social and economic justice for all Americans, and that critical work continues today,” Broussard said, in a statement. “As CEO of Humana, I’ve committed our company to improving the health of our communities, particularly for older Americans. Access to quality health care is essential if we are to achieve the kind of world that Senator Kennedy dreamed of, and while our work is not done, every day we’re making progress toward that goal.”
2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s historic campaign for the White House, and the founding of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.