HONOURED to have performed for #LillianJohnson's 97th Earthstrong! She is the founder of the Sickle Cell Association of Ontario @sicklecellontario & was instrumental in having #sicklecellanemia added to newborn screening in Ontario. It wasn't easy, she had her share of challenges, but she prevailed.
We owe a lot for her tireless efforts.
Family, friends & people from the community came out to pay respect and tribute.
She has received numerous awards for her achievements:
Toronto Public Health Champion Award in 2009.
Recipient of the Order of Ontario in 2010.
Black Health Alliance Legacy Award in 2014.
Ryerson University Viola Desmond Award in 2015.
100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women Honoree in 2016.
Long-Term Care Lifetime Achievement Award – Ontario Long Term Care Association in 2016.
Ontario Senior Achievement Award in 2017.