Trace Adkins receives humanitarian award
Friday, February 26, 2010
– Trace Adkins received the 2010 Artist Humanitarian Award on Wednesday at the Country Radio Seminar, an annual conference of country radio in Nashville.
Adkins said he was worthy of the award because "I've never killed anybody," CMT reported. "I've thought about it. Maybe some of you."
On the serious side, Adkins said, "I do what I can. It's miniscule, it seems. We just try to help out when we see needs. I'm not deserving of this."
Since 2002, Adkins has worked closely with the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to educating others about potentially life-threatening food allergies. Adkins' daughter, Brianna, was diagnosed with severe food allergies when she was nine months old. Adkins became a national spokesperson for FAAN in 2005 and has also served as the organization's national honorary chair of FAAN's Walk for Food Allergy.
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