After launching The Radiance Foundation in 2009 to fight for justice and against abortion, Ryan Bomberger and his wife soon learned of and partnered with Catherine Davis.
"We launched our TooManyAborted.com billboard campaign with her," he shares. "She was the minority outreach director for Georgia Right to Life at the time, and we've been able to work with her for years in numerous events and efforts. She's such a tireless advocate for the unborn. She is a fighter for women."
So the Radiance Foundation has named her the first recipient of the Dr. Mildred Jefferson Trailblazer Award, which provides Davis with $5,000 to further her work. The award is named after the first black woman to graduate from Harvard Medical School in 1951 – during the racist Jim Crow era in America. She became the first female surgeon hired at Boston University Medical Center. But Bomberger says those accomplishments, as well as her 28 honorary degrees, have never been championed because Dr. Jefferson was pro-life.
"Catherine Davis' legacy will be of one who never stopped fighting for what is right," Bomberger asserts. "Her legacy will be that of saving lives and literally being able to touch the eternity of others' lives."
When asked how she wanted to be remembered, Dr. Jefferson replied, "That my life made a difference and that others lived because of the work I did." Similarly, Bomberger hopes people will forever know Davis as a woman of God who devoted her life to fight for the most vulnerable and defenseless.
Davis is the founder of The Restoration Project and is currently running for governor of Georgia.