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Howie D. of the Backstreet Boys, along with his sister Pollyanna and family, was presented with the United Catholic Music and Video Association’s Inspiration Award. The Doroughs earned this award for their non-stop effort with the Dorough Lupus Foundation aimed at educating people on the disease Lupus, the same disease that took his sister Caroline’s life in 1998. The ceremony took place at Washington, D.C.’s Catholic University on October 26. Howie and Pollyanna performed “Fly to Heaven,” a song Howie refers to as the “theme song for the foundation.” Read more.
Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough, 29, was honored Saturday for his efforts to educate the public about Lupus, the disease that claimed the life of his sister Caroline four years ago. The United Catholic Music and Video Association presented Howie and his family with the Inspiration Award. “It feels good to be acknowledged,” he said after accepting the award at the Hartke Theater on the campus of Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Dorough and his sister Pollyanna, who hosted the awards ceremony, wrote and produced “Fly to Heaven,” which Howie refers to as the “theme song for the foundation.” Their performance of the duet on Saturday left some audience members in tears.