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Betty Cockrum Honored by Indiana State Commission for Women with Torchbearer Award
The Indiana Commission for Women on March 5 honored Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) President and CEO Betty Cockrum as one of 14 recipients of the 2014 Torchbearer Awards.
These awards are given to Indiana women who have overcome or removed barriers to equality or whose achievements have contributed to making our state a better place in which to live, work and raise a family.
In bestowing the award, the Commission noted Cockrum’s longstanding dedication to ensuring access to reproductive health care for the state’s women and men, and her mission to reduce the teen pregnancy rate and the rate of deaths from cervical cancer.
“This award is meaningful because it’s a recognition that our mission at PPINK is important to the health and well-being of our patients and of our communities,” said Cockrum. “Being honored with such an outstanding group of women is truly inspiring.The full list of 2014 Torchbearer Award winners is available at www.in.gov/icw.Since the awards were created in 2004, more than 100 women from a variety of backgrounds have been honored, bringing to the forefront the great accomplishments of Indiana women.