Grassroots Fall Harvest Fundraiser Dinner at Wainwright House in Rye, NY, November 19, 2015

Grass-roots-logo-for-NBEnvironmental health nonprofit Grassroots Environmental Education will hold its annual organic farm-to-table dinner and fundraiser at Wainwright House in Rye, NY, November 19, 2015, at 7 p.m. The event will feature the presentation of a special lifetime achievement award to Dr. Philip Landrigan and Mary Landrigan for their many decades of work protecting children against environmental threats to health.

Grassroots Environmental Education has been active in Westchester County on issues ranging from pesticide reduction efforts and securing a ban on fracking waste to enforcing no-idling laws at schools. Patti Wood, Grassroots’ executive director, says that “very few couples have done more for the health of America’s children than Phil and Mary Landrigan. They have put the growing environmental threats to children’s health on the radar screens of the general public. Our work at Grassroots has been made possible, in large part, due to their important, pioneering efforts.”

Philip Landrigan is a world-renowned pediatrician and epidemiologist and a professor of preventive medicine and pediatrics. He has been a member of the faculty of Mount Sinai School of Medicine since 1985 and served as chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine from 1995 to 2015. He was named dean for global health in 2010. Mary Landrigan was a longtime administrator for the Westchester County Department of Health and is the coauthor of Raising Healthy Children in a Toxic World along with her husband and Dr. Herbert Needleman.

Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased at the Grassroots office at 914.422.3141 or online at http://tinyurl.com/GR-Dinner-15.

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