Children's Health Champion Deirdre Imus to Receive Award at New York Charity Event

WEST SIMSBURY, Conn., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Deirdre Imus, President and Founder of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center, and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, is being honored for her work to protect children's health at an upcoming charity event in New York City.   Mrs. Imus will be receiving a "Canary Award," an honor bestowed upon children's environmental health advocates and champions.  Mrs. Imus is to be honored at An Evening of Inspiration, Friday September 27th  at the Harmonie Club in New York City.  The event is being held to benefit the Canary Kids Film Project, a documentary film project that will provide healing services to children diagnosed with chronic illnesses.

In addition to her work through the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center and the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer, Deirdre Imus is also the founder of an environmental health web site,, and she is a New York Times best-selling author and a frequent contributor to, and Fox Business Channel.

In her quest to clean up the environment for our kids, Deirdre developed the award-winning Greening The Cleaning® program and product line, which replaces the hazardous ingredients commonly found in cleaning agents with naturally-derived ingredients that deliver the maximum level of efficacy at the least level of toxicity. The program and products are used throughout the country in schools, healthcare facilities, and businesses.

In addition to the Canary Award, Deirdre has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for her impact as a leader in the field of environmental health, and for raising awareness about childhood chronic illnesses that are in epidemic proportions like autism, asthma, and obesity.   Deirdre serves on the boards of several children's health organizations, including the National Autism Association, Safe Minds, Generation Rescue, SKIP of New York, East Harlem Council for Human Services, Inc., Boriken Neighborhood Health Center and Gilda's Club – Northern NJ.

The Canary Kids Project, sponsored by Epidemic Answers, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will enroll seven children in a healing and recovery program that will span 18 months.  The children's recovery journey will be documented on film and weaved into a powerful feature-length film that will provide an exposé on the environmental origins of the epidemics of autism, ADHD/ADD, asthma, allergies and other conditions skyrocketing in children.  The Project will demonstrate that these conditions can often be reversed using cutting-edge healing modalities.  For more information, please see

For more information about the film project, contact Maria Rickert Hong, Media Director, Epidemic Answers.

P.O. Box 191

West Simsbury, CT 06092

Phone: 860-217-0111

Media Contact: Maria Rickert Hong, Media Director, Epidemic Answers, (860) 217-0111,

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