Edward “Buzz” A. Heidt, Jr., a dedicated advocate of The King’s Daughters mission, was presented with the Dr. Donald W. Lewis Award at the 2018 Moonlight & Mistletoe gala hosted by The King’s Daughters to benefit Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.

This award goes to someone who exhibits exemplary efforts toward enhancing the lives of children in our community

In 2013, The King’s Daughters established this award to honor Dr. Donald Lewis, a beloved CHKD pediatric neurologist, educator, researcher and outspoken advocate for children’s health, who unexpectedly passed away in 2012. The purpose of this award is to recognize someone who possesses that same sense of optimism and enthusiasm as Dr. Lewis, who inspires others and is willing to take whatever action necessary to better the lives of children.

The event was held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott, on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

About Buzz Heidt and Penrod

Buzz Heidt is Chairman and CEO of The Penrod Company, a global distributor in the forest, metal, and PVC products industry. Heidt, a lifelong resident of Hampton Roads, has served on or chaired various boards throughout the region, nationally, and internationally. His volunteer efforts include work in global humanitarian and health issues with the American Red Cross, Physicians for Peace, and other global organizations. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Health System Board with the Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD), Heidt is currently working with the Mariner’s Museum and the American Red Cross where he was presented with the Harriman Award, the highest national award for distinguished volunteer service. Heidt is passionate and dedicated to help The King’s Daughters and CHKD give hope and care to children in our community suffering from both physical and mental health illnesses.