Singer Cyndi Lauper was awarded the Spirit of Youth trophy last week for her work with the homeless through her True Colors Fund.
The National Runaway Switchboard (NRS) honored Lauper at their annual benefit which was held in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart on Friday Night.
In 2010, Lauper flipped the switch on the Empire State Building to turn it green as part of the initiatives for the National Runaway Prevention Month. She has also recorded a public service advertisement that promotes NRS’ efforts in helping the homeless as well as youths who have run away from home.
Previous recipients of the award include R&B singer Ludacris and actor Tim Matheson.