Three San Jose Sharks players had their baby pictures featured in the printed program for the Legacy for Children Award 2007, which was held at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel on March 8. Center Joe Thornton
(pictured below right) and defensemen Marc Edouard-Vlassic and Matt Carle agreed to appear in the program designed to resemble a “baby book” that includes other local celebrities and recognizable community and business leaders.
The Legacy for Children Award honors an individual or organization whose work has significantly benefited the learning and lives of children, thereby helping focus Silicon Valley’s attention on the needs of its children and encouraging us all to take responsibility for their well-being. Previous awardees include John Cassidy (2006), co-founder and creative genius behind Klutz Press, Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka, Dr. Seuss (2005), Bil Keane, award winning cartoonist of the Family Circus (2004), Caroll Spinney, master puppeteer of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch (2003), Rob Reiner and I am Your Child Foundation (2001), The David and Lucile Packard Foundation (2000) and Mr. Fred Rogers (1999).
This year, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose will present its 8th Legacy for Children Award to internationally renowned pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, founder of the Child Development Unit at Children’s Hospital, Boston. Dr. Brazelton has written 30 books for both a professional and a lay audience, including Touchpoints (translated into 18 languages), To Listen to a Child and Infants and Mothers. His Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale is used worldwide to assess physical and neurological responses of newborns. Dr. Brazelton is widely considered to be the leading authority on child development.
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