Christina Aguilera to receive Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards

Former President Jimmy Carter will headline the first Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards, which will be presented Oct. 3.

Other award recipients will include singers Christina Aguilera and Michael Bolton, officials announced Thursday.

The awards promote achievements in the fight for social justice.

Carter will receive the Humanitarian Lifetime Achievement Award. Aguilera will be awarded the Humanitarian of the Year Award, and Bolton was chosen for the Humanitarian Award for Gender Equality.

Aguilera, a multiple Grammy Award winner who has sold more than 43 million records, will receive the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian of the Year Award.

In 2010, Aguilera became an anti-hunger ambassador for the UN World Food Programme. She has raised funds and awareness for the humanitarian organization with visits to its operations in Haiti, Guatemala and most recently Rwanda. She also has been a global advocate for fast-food company Yum Brands Inc.'s World Hunger Relief campaign to raise awareness and money to end hunger.

The winners also include six young adults and teenagers who are being recognized for exemplifying core principles espoused by Ali.

Mark Hogg, founder and CEO of Louisville-based WaterStep, has been selected as the Kentucky Humanitarian of the Year.

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