The Legacy Retirement Communities and KFOR have announced David and Katherine Ruder, Amy Olson, and Mary Ann Bede are their newest recipients of the Jerry Joyce Living Legacy Awards.
David & Katherine Ruder were selected for the work they do for Live Well. Go Fish. - a nonprofit that provides fishing expeditions for seniors, handicapped individuals and veterans who might not otherwise have the opportunity to get out on the water. Their $2,500 award will help the organization provide more memorable fishing experiences.
The other Jerry Joyce Living Legacy Award went to Amy Olson, who along with her husband, Brian created Project 4:7 and the Run To Overcome after her brother, Adam Zetterman took his life in 2010. Project 4:7 provides outreach to those who have lost a loved one to suicide and also provides financial support to help those who fight depression and cannot afford professional help. Amy Olson's $2,500 award will go to Project 4:7.
Mary Ann Bede received the Jerry Joyce Caring Heart Award. She was cited for being a passionate volunteer in many facets of our community. She divided her $1,000 award to help four nonprofits to which she is connected.
A luncheon to honor the recipients was held Oct. 27 at Legacy Estates, 7200 Van Dorn The Living Legacy Awards have been given since 2011 in memory of Jerry Joyce, founder of the Legacy Retirement Communities,-to honor volunteer heroes who exhibit the same kind of quiet, giving spirit that Jerry Joyce had shown to others in his life.
The Legacy Retirement Communities and KFOR Radio will again be seeking nominations in 2018.