Orlaith Staunton Selected As One of 10 L’Oréal 2016 Women of Worth honorees

Orlaith Staunton, Rory Staunton Foundation, Women Of Worth, L'Oreal Partner, Women

Dear Friends,

As you well know, Rory’s death four years ago changed my life completely; it forced me to take on challenges and fight battles I certainly never wanted to undertake. I never imagined that I would become the co-founder of a national advocacy organization, testify before Congress, or appear on national television.

I also never thought I would be honored as a L’Oréal 2016 Woman of Worth. Today, I am excited to share this news with you: I have been selected as one of the 10 L’Oréal’s 2016 Women of Worth (http://bit.ly/2d2EES3) honorees, chosen from 6,200 nominations. Women of Worth honors women who have made an extraordinary impact in their communities. In choosing me, L’Oréal is identifying sepsis as a serious issue they want to highlight, and for that I am grateful. 

A public voting period has ended to choose THE National Honoree for 2016. The Nationall Honoree will recieve a further 25,000 towards their cause. All honorees will be celebrated at a celebration Gala on November 15th at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Four years ago I buried my young son Rory and vowed then that I would take an awareness campaign about sepsis worldwide. I am determined to shine a light on the silent killer sepsis, which claims over 258,000 Americans each year and is the biggest killer of children worldwide.