FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 9, 2014

CONTACT: Connie Wood (202-466-6937)


Cambridge, Maryland—On September 5 and 6, 2014, the constitutional and administrative law firm Emord & Associates, P.C. held a spectacular celebration and awards program at the Hyatt Regency Resort on the occasion of its 20th anniversary and in honor of George Washington.  The event was entitled the “Sacred Fire of Liberty Gala” (see and included over 300 people, inclusive of guests, speakers, and world class entertainers.  Fox News Chief National Correspondent Jim Angle (keynote); former Treasurer of the United States and Fox News Contributor Bay Buchanan; former Chairman of the Virginia Republican Party and Chief of Staff to Senator George Allen, Kate Obenshain; and New York Times best-selling author and radio talk show host Tammy Bruce each addressed the audience on September 5, and actor Dean Malissa (Acquarius (2000); The Real George Washington (2008); and LaFayette: The Lost Hero (2010)) gave a stirring speech as George Washington condescended from Heaven.

From nominations received throughout 2013 and 2014, an awards committee of the Emord firm selected the following individuals to receive excellence awards in the following categories:

Excellence in Nutrition Science Award: Dr. Sidney Stohs; Dr. Mary Enig; Dr. Melvyn Grovit; Dr. Adrianne Bendich; Dr. Charles B. Simone; Dr. Jeffrey Bland; Dr. Robert I-San Lin; Dr. Harry G. Preuss; Dr. Jeffrey Blumberg; Elwood Richard; Dr. Jeanne Drisko; Dr. Neal D. Barnard; Dr. Stanley Dudrick; Michael Stroka; and Sally Fallon Morell

Excellence in Integrative Medicine Award: Dr. Martin P. Gallagher; Dr. Dennis J. Courtney; Dr. Jonathan V. Wright; Dr. Julian M. Whitaker; Dr. Warren Levin; Dr. Charles B. Simone; Dr. Aruna Bakhru; Dr. Edmund Chein; Dr. Stanley Dudrick; Dr. Melvyn Grovit; Dr. Robert Verkerk; Dr. Harry G. Preuss; Dr. Alan R. Gaby; Dr. Gina Cushman; Dr. David Perlmutter; Dr. Joya Schoen; Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra; Dr. Carolyn Dean; Dr. Sherri Tenpenny; Dr. Sidney Stohs; Dr. Neal D. Barnard; Dr. Jonathan Collin; Dr. John Abramson; Dr. Ronald D. Hoffman; Dr. Michael Schachter; Dr. Andrew Weil; Dr. W. Lee Cowden; Dr. Joseph Mercola; Dr. Mark Hyman; Dr. Peter R. Holyk; Dr. Garry Gordon; Dr. Russell Jaffe; Dr. Mayer Eisenstein; Dr. Hyla Cass; Dr. Allan Magaziner; Dr. Bruce Shelton; Dr. Sara Gottfried; and Dr. Robban Sica

Excellence in Medical Research Award: Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski; Dr. Charles B. Simone; Dr. Charles B. Simone II; Dr. Nicole Simone; Dr. Neal D. Barnard; Dr. Harry G. Preuss; Dr. Alan R. Gaby; Bastyr University; the Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine; Dr. Joel D. Wallach; Dr. Melvyn Grovit; Dr. Stanley Dudrick; Dr. Jonathan Wright

First Amendment Hall of Fame Award: Durk Pearson; Sandy Shaw; Dr. Julian M. Whitaker; Dr. Joel D. Wallach; Ray Hamel; Peter Hamel; Gretchen DuBeau; Dr. Alexander Schauss; and Dr. Richard Kleinberger

Free Speech Global Award: Dr. Robert Verkerk

Sacred Fire of Liberty Award: Donald E. Washkewicz; Paul F. Glenn; Hunter Lewis; NOW Foods; Berkley Bedell; William Faloon; Ben Suarez; Dr. Julian M. Whitaker; Julie Whitman Kline; Dr. Joseph Mercola; & Manoj Bhargaba

Freedom of Informed Choice Award: Alliance for Natural Health—USA; Alliance for Natural Health—International; Life Extension Foundation; Institute for Responsible Technology; Bert Schwitters; Citizens Council for Health Freedom; Campaign for Liberty; Dr. John Abramson; Sheila Matthews-Gallo; Dr. Joseph Mercola; Mary Jo Siegel; Richard DeSylva; Dr. Jane Orient; Donna Navarro; Barbara Loe Fisher; Doris Wood; and Twila Brase

Excellence in Health Product Innovation Award: Dr. Mark Whitacre; Brian W. Shilhavy; Dr. Nicholas Perricone; Jerry Smith; Dr. Charles B. Simone; Dr. Patricia Bragg; Dr. Reginald McDaniel; Dr. Joel D. Wallach; Will Block; Dan Caudill; Dr. Luke Bucci; Corey Anderson; Janet Cherry; Frank Key; Scott Henderson; James Komorowski; Stan Soper; Durk Pearson; Sandy Shaw; Roland Jerch; Elwood Richard; Val Anderson; Scott Henderson; and Christian Wilde

Excellence in Health Journalism Award: James Gormley; William Skinner; Shane Starling; Robert Scott Bell; Dennis J. Courtney; John Rappoport; Bob Swientok; Frankie Boyer; Paul Rothfuss; Elaine Watson; Ron Waldman; Peter Starr; Vaishali; Dr. Ronald D. Hoffman; Deborah A. Ray; Dr. Joseph Mercola; Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra; Dr. Jonathan Collin; Joe Cosgrove; Dennis McCuistian; William Faloon; Dr. Neal D. Barnard; Mike Adams; and Dr. Julian M. Whitaker

Voice of Liberty Award: Ted Anderson; Erskine; Mike Adams; Alex Jones; George Noory; Jeff Rense; John Stossel; Lars Larsen; Jerry Doyle; Robert Scott Bell; Deborah Ray; Sean Hannity; and Erskine

Fount of Freedom Award: Paul Walter; Wayne Barrett; Peter Schweizer; Kim R. Holmes; Jay Sekulow; Robert Oulds; Ramona Morrison; Rae Capitka; Cheryl K. Chumley; and Tim Delmastro

The two-day gala, on September 5 and 6, was emceed by Hollywood actor and producer Terrence McNally and included musical entertainment from gospel music great Alma Randolph; world renowned tenor Mark Harris; Fresh Air Music Entertainment’s Motown revue; and George Mason University’s fife and drum, string ensemble, and brass quintet.

Over the next several weeks video footage from the gala will appear on the web site and on YouTube.

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