Maroon Named Humanitarian of the Year

Joseph MaroonPittsburgh, August 26, 2018 -- Joseph Maroon, MD, renown health and sports medicine expert and Heindl Scholar in Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh, has been chosen as Humanitarian of the Year by the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation. Dr. Maroon will receive the honor at the 13th Annual Caring for Kids Gala, September 27, at the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field along with Pittsburgh Steeler linebacker Ryan Shazier, who was selected as the foundation's Man of the Year.

Dr. Maroon has been extensively active in numerous charity events and fundraisers in the Pittsburgh area over the last 30 years, most recently at last year’s Saints and Sinners dinner where he helped raise funds for the Chuck Noll Foundation for Brain Injury Research.

"It is a great honor for me to be recognized," Dr. Maroon posted on his website. "I have a great relationship with the Steelers family for over 30 years and both Jerome and Ryan are great examples of both quality and caring players. I encourage every Steelers fan to join me for a great evening of storytelling and learning more about Caring for Kids organization."

The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation was created in 1997 by the Pro Football Hall of Fame running back to provide opportunities for inner-city youth to succeed and become productive individuals in today’s society. Bettis has said that he wants to lead by example and give back to societies and communities, which enabled him to achieve the level of success he has acquired. He strongly believes that in addition to his parents and extended family, a multitude of individuals and programs assisted in shaping his life. Now, it is his turn to impact the lives of our youth.

For more information on the gala, please contact Bethany Vietmeier at 412-720-5195.