Ellen DeGeneres to Receive Humanitarian Award
Comedienne Ellen DeGeneres is set to be honored with the Favorite Humanitarian prize at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday.
The chat show host will receive the award in recognition of her humanitarian work at the Los Angeles prizegiving, and will also be presented with a $20,000 donation from health and beauty store Walgreens for a charity of her choice.
DeGeneres has chosen to give the sum to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, which treats kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
She joked that the prize “sums me up perfectly as I am both a human and an itarian.”
DeGeneres is also nominated for the Favorite Talk Show Host prize at the ceremony, which will be hosted by Jane Lynch and broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater.