LIMA — Seven Ohio individuals and organizations will be recognized for their efforts to advance nonviolent social change at the 33rd annual Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. The celebration will take place at noon Thursday, Jan. 11 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 125 E. Broad St., Columbus.
Dr. Marilyn Joy Kindig, of Dayton and formerly of Lima, will receive the Health Equity and Awareness Award. The recipient selected in this category offers exemplary community outreach and educational programs that serve an underserved population in the state.
Kindig has been a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist for 19 years. She also volunteers her medical expertise at Heartbeat of Lima, offering emotional support to pregnant women and seek practical ways to help them overcome their difficulties. She works one day a week with Coleman Behavioral Services, where she helps pregnant and non-pregnant women with drug addiction. She consults at the hospital when these women deliver to help their OB/GYN deal with pain and social issues of women who struggle with addiction.