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In association with the New York chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Sharecare Awards annually recognize excellence in health and wellness programming.
The American Red Cross, Aurora Day Camp, Special Olympics and ESPN, and Mutual Rescue were the finalists in the Chronic Conditions category of the 2021 Sharecare Awards. On November 9, Special Olympics chair Tim Shriver presented the award to Mutual Rescue’s Carol Novello for the documentary short film “Jade & Trubs.”
“This inspirational piece demonstrates that chronic conditions never define any of our lives,” Shriver said as he congratulated Mutual Rescue. Reacting to the award presentation, Jade’s mom, Jessica Allen, wrote “Jade is crying happy tears.”
“Over the last year and especially in the challenging pandemic environment, we’ve witnessed the powerful role that content can play in people’s individual health journeys as well as the well-being of our communities. Our 2021 Sharecare Awards winners represent best-in-class productions that not only educate but also inspire others to action, and it is our privilege to celebrate their incredible work.”
—Donna Hill Howes, chief nursing officer and senior vice president of corporate partnerships, Sharecare
“We want this film to bring awareness that animals help people as much as people help animals—especially children with special needs. Also, we hope our story encourages people to give a special-needs companion animal the chance to have a loving home. Although it can take time and patience to establish a bond, for Jade and Trubs it came quickly. They were meant to cross paths and help each other.”
“Jade & Trubs, A Mutual Rescue Film” • Timi Sobrato and John M. Sobrato, sponsors • Tectonic Video, filmmakers • Mutual Rescue: Carol Novello, founder and author • David Whitman, executive producer • Finnegan Dowling, social media and program manager • Kurt Krukenberg, president • Blythe Jack, strategic adviser.