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posted Mar 19, 2013 - 11:44:44am
Joe Montisano, CEO of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, received the Torch Bearer Award Medal on March 15, 2013. The medal was given by the World Harmony Run for his service and dedication to the Zoo. Along with Mr. Montisano, Jeff Triplett, Mayor of Sanford, received the same award for his consummate dedication to the City of Sanford.
The World Harmony Run is a global torch relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding, sharing the message that world harmony starts in the heart of each individual and from there, spreads to the family, community and the world at large. This initiative has taken place in more than 100 nations worldwide.
The Torch Bearer Award has been received by dignitaries, celebrities, and politicians for the services they have given to their communities and humanity. Mr. Montisano was given the award as a result of the awareness about the care of animals generated through the Zoo's many education programs.
"I am truly honored to receive this award," said Joe Montisano. "Our educational programs reach so many children in Central Florida and this makes a lasting impact on their view of the world of animals as well as the lives of others throughout the world."
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