Evanescence’s leading lady Amy Lee was recently selected as the recipient of the Luella Bennack award to be presented at the United Cerebral Palsy’s 11th annual ‘Women Who Care’ luncheon. The luncheon, scheduled for May 3 in Manhattan, N.Y., celebrates trailblazing women who achieve beyond the expected and inspire others through their work and charity, a description that Lee certainly lives up to.

The committee selected Lee and released an official statement that said: “The committee has selected Amy for this award for her commitment to bring attention to issues of education and personal dignity of people living with a disability by serving as the International spokesperson Out of the Shadows. Also, the message and integrity of Amy Lee's music has undeniably healed, inspired and transformed millions of women worldwide. Because of her personal pledge to making life more accessible and understood by everyone, we cannot conceive of a more interesting, motivated and deserving individual to honor on Luella's behalf.”

The award's namesake, Luella Bennack, spent most of her life helping adults with developmental disabilities and disadvantaged children through the United Cerebral Palsy of New York City foundation. When she passed, her husband created the ‘Women Who Care’ award to honor her. The award is presented annually to a deserving individual.

Congratulations to Amy Lee on this well deserved honor!

For more on Evanescence, check out their recent performances on the 'Conan' show.