Krabacher to be honored |

Krabacher to be honored

Aspen Times writer

Susan Scott Krabacher of Aspen, former Playboy model and founder of The Mercy and Sharing Foundation, will be presented with The Rose Award during the black-tie Humanitarian Rose Gala at London’s Kensington Palace on Oct. 2.The Rose Award honors the extraordinary achievements of an individual who has demonstrated that he or she shares the late Princess Diana’s commitment to assist the less fortunate. It is awarded by The People’s Princess Charitable Foundation and Operation Smile.The Rose Award recognizes Krabacher as a hero who has supplemented her own compassion with the power of humanitarian spirit to effect change.As president and co-founder of the Mercy and Sharing Foundation, Krabacher has saved the lives of thousands of children in Haiti – the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.The Mercy and Sharing Foundation operates six schools, a library, three orphanages, one paranatal clinic and currently has more than 2,000 children under its care. Krabacher most recently risked her life during the February 2004 Haitian revolt to save orphans who were held at gunpoint. Her success over the past 11 years has earned her honorary Haitian citizenship as well as numerous other prestigious awards and extensive international media coverage.The People’s Princess Charitable Foundation Inc. was founded in 1997 to oversee the traveling exhibit of royal dresses once belonging to the late Princess Diana. The dresses now rest at Kensington Palace as part of the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection. The Royal Dresses Tour has empowered more than 30 charities worldwide to raise vital funds for children’s issues, cancer research and AIDS projects.


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