Humanitarian of the Year Award Luncheon

Hope, Health & Healing

Hyatt Regency Columbus
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
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Honoring Dr. Arthur G. H. Bing
2018 Humanitarian of the Year
The Humanitarian of the Year award, presented annually by the American Red Cross of Central Ohio Region, recognizes local people or groups whose efforts and accomplishments have made our community a better place to live and work. Based on the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement—humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, volunteer service, unity and universality—the award finds focus in the first of these principles—humanity.

In addition to honoring exceptional members of our community, our Red Cross Chapter leverages this event as an opportunity to address current, pertinent issues while underscoring the importance of our mission: to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

While recognizing these exemplary volunteers for their humanitarian work, the event also serves as an important source of revenue for our local Red Cross Chapter, raising more than $4.6 million since its inception in 1997. The funds generated by the luncheon support the life-saving services and programs of the Red Cross in Central Ohio.

Dr. Arthur G. H. Bing

As both a philanthropist and volunteer, Dr. Arthur Gan Hok Bing’s mission–quality medical education and training is essential for providing quality patient care–has had a positive impact in Central Ohio and throughout the world. To provide quality medical education and training, he is personally providing educational materials, training and the sharing of best practices around the world as he feels this cause should have no boundaries. This very personal and passionate mission will affect generations to come.

Known widely in central Ohio for his philanthropic endeavors, Dr. Bing has supported high quality patient care locally through the innovative creation of the Bing Cancer. Moreover, thousands of medical students around the world have received quality medical education materials and training through the Dr. Arthur G.H. Bing Family Fund, resulting in better care for patients across the globe. Many international students are also sponsored by his Fund to receive a part of their education in the United States, allowing them to apply this knowledge in their home country. Dr. Bing assures scarce medical materials reach many developing countries, resulting in better care for patients across the globe.

Dr. Bing lived his mission during his 40-year career as a physician by becoming involved with the medical community and other central Ohio organizations that served a common cause–to help our society. After retiring in 2013, he continues his humanitarian efforts, which has included service on the boards of Riverside Methodist Hospital (OhioHealth), the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, the WILDS, Opera Columbus, the Asian American Commerce Group and the American Red Cross of Central Ohio.