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Courage Kenny Foundation seeks applications for 2016 Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. 4/6/2016 — Courage Kenny Foundation and the Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award selection committee are seeking applications for the 2016 Award. Established in 1992, the Award recognizes the pursuit or achievement of a business entrepreneurial endeavor by a person with a physical disability or sensory impairment. The award recipient will be honored at an event this fall and receive a $5,000 cash award to advance his or her business endeavors.

To be considered for the award, applicants must have a physical disability or sensory impairment, be 18 years of age and reside in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, or North or South Dakota and demonstrate pursuit or achievement of an entrepreneurial business endeavor. Applications are available online at This year's application deadline is Friday, July 29.

For questions about the Judd and Barbara Jacobson Award, email Lindsay Kedzuf or call 612-775-2584.

About the Jacobson Award

The Award is named for Judd and Barbara Jacobson. Judd was a Minnesota business leader who became a quadriplegic as a result of a diving accident in 1943. The award exemplifies the business entrepreneurial spirit of Judd Jacobson who was a committed, creative and innovative spirit in his vocational endeavors. Funds for the Award are made possible by a gift from the late Daniel J. Gainey, a lifelong friend of the Jacobson family.

About Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina Health, was created in 2013 by the merger of Courage Center and Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute. The Institute provides a continuum of rehabilitation services for people with short- and long-term conditions, injuries and disabilities in communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute has multiple locations, and numerous programs and services. For more information visit

About Allina Health

Allina Health is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of illness and enhancing the greater health of individuals, families and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. A not-for-profit health care system, Allina Health cares for patients from beginning to end-of-life through its 90+ clinics, 11 hospitals, 15 retail pharmacies, specialty care centers and specialty medical services, home care, and emergency medical transportation services.