Metta World Peace Receives UCLA Health System CICARE Award

Metta World Peace at the podium

UCLA recognized Metta World Peace for his commitment to UCLA patients and for bringing awareness to the importance of mental health during a ceremony this past Friday, January 18th at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Through his visits to UCLA’s neuropsychiatric hospital, he has inspired many adult and adolescent patients through sharing his experiences in coping with mental health issues.

Metta World Peace speaks to the crowd
Metta World Peace speaks to the crowd.

David T. Feinberg, president of UCLA Health System and Daphna Edwards Ziman, founder and chairperson of Children Uniting Nations presented Metta World Peace with the CICARE Award, which recognizes individuals who are consistently acclaimed by patients and staff for their effort to fulfill their vision of healing humankind by improving health, alleviating suffering and delivering acts of kindness. This is the first time that an individual who is not affiliated with UCLA Health System has received this award.

Metta World Peace speaks with Larry King
Metta World Peace sits down with Larry King.

The event also included a brief interview conducted by Larry King for those in attendance at the award ceremony and a visit to the patients at the neuropsychiatric hospital by Metta World Peace.