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NABEF to Honor Paul Simon

Organization feelin’ groovy about Simon’s health care charitable work

Award-winning singer/songwriter Paul Simon will be honored by the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation with the 2014 Service to America Leadership Award.

Simon is being recognized for “his long-time commitment to providing healthcare to underserved children across the country.”

Simon co-founded the Children’s Health Fund with pediatrician Dr. Irwin Redlener in 1987. Initially designed to use a mobile medical clinic to bring healthcare to homeless children in New York, CHF has greatly expanded its mission nationwide. It has a fleet of 50 medical, dental and mental health clinics on wheels that serve urban and rural communities. In addition, CHF has related nonmobile activities.

Simon is also involved in other charitable efforts and is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Considered NABEF’s highest individual honor, the Service to America Leadership Award recognizes individuals and organizations responsible for improving the lives of others through extraordinary public service, according to a release.

The award ceremony will be at the Service to America Gala, June 17, in Washington.