Lynn Petronella Presents Angela Jolie With World's Greatest Achievement Medal


International tribute to mothering and womankind honors women who birth, raise, educate, and cope with the demands of motherhood


[USPRwire, Sun Mar 29 2009] As part of an world-wide celebration launched in 2008, Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie were recently presented with awards for the 'World's Greatest Achievement - Birth.'

The two women received gold,achievement medals that were presented by Lynn Petronella, director of The Athlettes Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting women and children in achieving their dreams. Petronella is also a former world class runner, and 1980 Olympic contender.

"The most profound, athletic act a woman can do is give birth," explained Petronella. "This is my international tribute to mothering and womankind. My goal is to honor women who birth, raise, educate, and cope with the demands of motherhood with this innovative, gold medal." Michelle Obama is a mother of two, Jolie has six children.

In addition to validating the miracle of motherhood with local and international recognition, Petronella is assisting American charities such as CHILDHELP. She is donating upwards of five percent of the proceeds to this organization which helps abused and neglected children. She hopes to empower one million women, and one million children over the course of the campaign.

The ultimate goal for Lynn Petronella and The Athlettes Foundation is to strengthened families by providing acknowledgement, support, and opportunities which enhance their sense of belonging in the community.

The project caught the attention of Hollywood in February. "It was very exciting to be able to present these gifts at the Pre-Oscar party with Jennifer Lopez and the nominees this year," said Petronella. "We were asked to be a part of the cause to help children in need. It was a great fit and message for everyone. Especially since many of the attendees are moms, or new mothers."

Lynn Petronella says she is also helping men recognize the role of mothers. Dozens of men have purchased and presented 'The World's Greatest Achievement Medal' to the mothers in their lives during the international celebration. "It's a great way to honor the sacrifice and dedication of the mothers who bring the greatest gift of all,life!"

Additional information including how to purchase 'The World's Greatest Achievement Medal' can be directed to Lynn Petronella, Director, at www.itsawomansworld.tv or by calling 480-314-1058.


ABOUT LYNN PETRONELLA

Lynn Petronella is the director of The Athlettes Foundation, an organization dedicated to assisting women and children achieve their dreams and the founder of www.itsawomansworld.tv She is a former world-class runner and one of the world's first, female marathon running pioneers. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona

ABOUT THE WORLD'S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL

'The World's Greatest Achievement Medal - Birth," is a 1.5" 24K, gold plated, medal which features a design of a mother and a laurel wreath. It is a replica of the medal given to winners of running events. I added the engraving of the mother's 'new born' in 3-D. On the back, is a place for the name, date, time and weight of the child to be engraved as a keep-sake and gift.

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