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.”