Stanly Community College (SCC) is excited to announce that Angela Hamby, Associate Degree Nursing Instructor, is a finalist nominated for The NASCAR Foundation’s Ninth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award, which honors the philanthropic ideals and vision of the late Betty Jane France, who started the Foundation in 2006.
Three finalists will receive a $25,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to the children’s charity they represent, with a $100,000 donation provided to the award winner, as determined by the online vote. Please help us push Angela to the top of the vote. Vote today and every day through December 3, 2019 at http://nas.car/award.
Angela has volunteered for 12 years as the head nurse for Camp Horizon, with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte. As head nurse, Angela leads a team of volunteers, schedules nurse rotations, helps with medical emergencies and helps provide an overall safe atmosphere at Camp Horizon. She has been a NASCAR fan for more than 40 years. Funds received from winning the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award will help to expand the Camp Horizon day-camp program to a new area in the Charlotte region.
“Congratulations to Angela on her nomination for The NASCAR Foundation’s Ninth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award. Your nomination is the result of your hard work and dedication for a most worthy cause. We wish you all the best with the nomination process,” noted Dr. Enamait, SCC President.
Angela stated, “The children we see at Camp Horizon are so inspiring. Down syndrome kids just want to be kids and at Camp Horizon, they can be. I started volunteering for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte in 2007 and at the time I was a new graduate nurse working in an emergency department in the area. I did not know a lot about Down syndrome and can honestly say I was nervous about working with these children. But, it only took about five minutes for me to see how truly special the children were. From the second I arrived at camp, I knew I had made the right choice. My time working with the association and the kids at camp has genuinely made me a better person and nurse. This work is so rewarding.”
After a one-month on-line vote, the award winner will be announced during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards on December 5, 2019, in Nashville, TN. The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award is presented annually to a NASCAR fan in recognition of community service that has significantly impacted the health and wellbeing of children. Since its inception, the award has produced $1.4 million in donations to charities represented by each year‘s four finalists, impacting the lives of approximately 300,000 children in need.
Pictured: Angela Hamby, Associate Degree Nursing Instructor at Stanly Community College is one of four finalists nominated for
The NASCAR Foundation’s Ninth Annual Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award.