A.A. Given Lasker Award
In 1951, The American Public Health Association presented the Lasker Award to Alcoholics Anonymous, “in recognition of its unique and highly successful approach,” to an “age-old public health and social problem, alcoholism.” In the foundation’s press release it reads:
“Historians may one day point to Alcoholics Anonymous as a society which did far more than achieve a considerable measure of success with alcoholism and its stigma; they may recognize Alcoholics Anonymous to have been a great venture in social pioneering which forged a new instrument for social action; a new therapy based on the kinship of common suffering; one having a vast potential for the myriad other ills of mankind.”-www.laskerfoundation.org
Many would agree with their prediction.