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"Optimist Of The Year" Honoured In Hamburg

"Doctors Without Borders" distinguished by Hamburg club

For the 21st time, the “Club of Optimists” met in Hamburg’s HanseLounge to honour the “Optimist of the Year”. Endowed with 10,000 euro, 2015’s award was granted to the “Doctors Without Borders”.

Right Of Happiness

In his speech, Klaus Utermöhle, President of the Club of Optimists, addressed the global question of values ​​and the right to pursue happiness. He said: “In times when media are filled with negative headlines from around the world, it is more important to maintain and celebrate optimism”. And precisely for this reason, explains Utermühle, there could be no better laureate this this year than “Doctors Without Borders”.

Society Should Take A Stand

Laudator Wolff Heinrichsdorff emphasised in his speech on Saturday that the “Doctors Without Borders” not only passed geographical borders, but also political and religious boundaries. Society should stand up for humanity, Heinrichsdorff demanded.

Amadeus from Oelsnitz, who has been supporting the association for more than ten years as a male nurse, accepted the award on behalf of his colleagues. “I am grateful to be able to work for the organisation of “Doctors withouth Borders” and gladly accept this award. It is not alway easy to be an optimist, and one sometimes must try hard to stay positive.”

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On Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Since its formation in 1971, the association of doctors, nurses, and logistics specialists has been helping the poorest of the poor worldwide, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters or exclusion from health care. In recognition of the organisation’s pioneering humanitarian work on several continents, the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.

On the Club of Optimists

The club of optimists is an open movement, uniting many positively minded people as members, adherents and propagandists who all share an optimistic attitude to life. To spread their mission, optimistic ideas and preferences through multipliers, a broad base of members from as many areas of society is important for them. The club was formed by some initiators of business and the media who recognised the country’s growing desire for such a movement from personal experiences and impressions.
(source: Club der Optimisten

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