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Dawn Mansfield Recieves Sandra C. Labaree Vounteer Values Award
7-15-17

The American Cancer Society honors volunteer cosmetologist for dedication to lifting the spirits of cancer patients.

The American Cancer Society honored Dawn Mansfield of Raymond with a Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award for the New England Division of the American Cancer Society. The award is the most honored accolade by the Society in New England, and it recognizes Mansfield’s remarkable accomplishments in support of its mission to celebrate lives, to save lives and to lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Ten years ago, Mansfield became a volunteer cosmetologist for the Look Good Feel Better program, a free, non-medical, salon and product-neutral program offered through a collaboration between the American Cancer Society, the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the Professional Beauty Association. The program offers complimentary group, individual and online sessions that teach beauty techniques to help cancer survivors face their diagnosis with greater confidence. She is based at Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H. While Mansfield volunteered initially as a way to give back to the community, she has participated in several Society events around New Hampshire, including Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, since then.

 

Dawn Mansfield

 

Dawn Mansfield of Raymond, N.H., received the Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award for the New England Division of the American Cancer Society in early June 2017.

“Dawn has been dedicated, passionate and empathetic from the start,” said Katy Nowoswiat, program manager, American Cancer Society. “She truly believes in the power of the Look Good Feel Better program to lift the spirits of the women who take part in it. Her commitment is outstanding and admirable.”

The Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award is named in honor of the late Sandra C. Labaree, a long-time American Cancer Society volunteer from Maine. Despite her death from breast cancer in 2000, Labaree’s spirit and values live on through this award. Each year, the New England Division Board of Directors selects the most inspired and passionate individuals to receive this prestigious honor whose service best exemplifies the Society’s organizational values of mission, stewardship, diversity, data-driven, and respect.

For more information on how to become a volunteer for the American Cancer Society or about the Society’s programs and services, please visit www.Cancer.org or call 800-227-2345.

About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since 1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We're finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit Cancer.org.