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Edition 2013

Diane Medved Harper  and Adeline Garino win the 2013 Monte-Carlo Woman of the Year Award

Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, the award ceremony took place in the presence of  LL.AA.SS. the Prince and Princess of Monaco in the Salle François Blanc at the Sporting d'Hiver on Tuesday, May 7th. During this demonstration created by the journalist  Cinzia Sgambati-Colman in 2012, sponsored by Alliance Boots and organized by the company Welcome Service Monte-Carlo, Mr. Stéphane Valeri, Government Counselor for Social Affairs and Health, presented the Monte-Carlo Award to Mrs.  Diane Medved Harper,  professor of medicine specializing in research on the role of the human papilloma virus in cervical cancer. Mrs  Adeline Garino received the Prize for the Principality of Monaco for her involvement and the development of the association Ecoute Cancer Réconfort with the creation of the space "Mieux Vivre".

From left: Cinzia S. Colman (President and creator of the Award), Ornella Barra (Executive Dir. of Alliance Boots), HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, HSH Princess Charlene, Stefano Pessina (President Alliance Boots), Alberto Colman ( WSM Events Organization)  pht.© O.Ogeron/WSM

The Sovereign and Princess Charlene were received at the entrance to the Sporting d'Hiver by Cinzia Colman and Alberto Colman, followed by Ornella Barra and Stefano Pessina, sponsor of the evening. 

Diane M. Harper, the winner who comes from the United States, Kansas

She  is a professor of medicine, renowned worldwide for her research on the papilloma virus. The nomination said:

The 2013 Monte-Carlo Woman of the Year Award is awarded to a female medical professor, mother, wife and researcher. Personal events led her to a medical specialty, the pathology of cancer in young girls, in which she was able to define in detail the role of the human papillomavirus. The discoveries made by this exceptional woman are recognized worldwide.
The committee has the honor of presenting the Monte-Carlo Woman of the Year Award to Mrs. Diane Medved Harper  (from Kansas USA)

Adeline  Garino,  president  of  the Association  Ecoute Cancer Reconfort  and  creator of the Better Living Space  awarded by the president of the Award, Cinzia Sgambati-Colman

The Committee has chosen a woman president of an association which acts in the most total discretion, sharing the tragedy of the disease of the century with the patients and their families, by providing the moral help, the personal support and the love that these moments require.
The limitless involvement for so many years on the part of this extraordinary woman is recognized throughout the Principality and beyond.
The committee has the honor of presenting the Monte-Carlo Woman of the Year Award to Mrs. Adeline Garino, President of the Association Ecoute Cancer Réconfort.

Live performance by the Italian artist  Fabrizio Vendramin, who made an upside down portrait of the Princess Charlene of Monaco. He also previously painted a portrait of the Sovereign, unveiled during the event.

Mornar Workshop, Port Hercule, Monaco - Mateo Mornar shows  Cinzia S. Colman the two sculptures in green and blue patinated bronze

The awards presented this year were made by the international sculptor Matéo MORNAR, known for his work with bronze and marble, exhibited all over the world



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