The complex issues confronting society today require innovative cross-sector solutions. Our 2019 Corporate Citizenship Conference, with the theme “Solve Together,” explored how business, government, and civil society can join forces in the most effective way to create a greater impact through collaboration.
Inspired by this theme, the 20th Annual Citizens Awards ceremony featured a new honor: “Solve Together: A Special Recognition for World Changing Ideas” bestowed upon one company for its purpose-driven leadership and embrace of the issues at the heart of the 2019 Annual Conference program—innovation, inclusion, and collaboration.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation also named WarnerMedia as the recipient of “Solve Together: A Special Recognition for World Changing Ideas” for Chasing the Cure, a groundbreaking initiative that uses a weekly 90-minute live television broadcast and a 24/7 digital platform to help people suffering from undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or uncured medical mysteries. The series links patients with medical experts and a community of medical detectives, who work together to help find answers. Veteran journalist Kim Bondy serves as showrunner and executive producer on this project from Lionsgate Television, production companies B-17 Entertainment and Motiv8 Media. Eric Ortner, Jennifer O’Connell and Bongo Pictures’ Michael Bloom also serve as executive producers.
Chasing the Cure’s anchor and executive producer Ann Curry, showrunner and executive producer Kim Bondy, and executive producer Eric Ortner, as well as Jenny Ramirez, vice president of unscripted programming, TBS, TNT and TruTV, accepted the Solve Together award on behalf of WarnerMedia.
Learn more about this year's Citizens Awards here.