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Lowell Women's Week Seeks Nominations for Because of Her Awards

The Lowell Women’s Week Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014 Because of Her Awards. The award acknowledges women who make significant contributions to their community but rarely receive recognition. They may perform exemplary service outside their regular jobs, help individuals or their community through one or more extraordinary acts, face unusually challenging circumstances with admirable courage, or tackle long-term, persistent problems that impact their communities.

The person(s) chosen for the award will be honored at the Lowell Women’s Week Because of Her Breakfast to
be held on Monday, March 3, 2014, at Lenzi’s, Rte. 110, Dracut. If you know a woman in the Greater Lowell area who inspires you by her dedicated volunteer service to her community or by her remarkable courage in the face of adversity, go to to download a nomination form for the Because of Her Awards. Submit it by February 1, 2014, to Katelyn Adams, Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell, 220 Worthen Street, Lowell, MA 01852 or by fax (978) 458-4837 or email

Past recipients include:
2001 Pat McCoy, Niki Sarantos, Kayla Urbanek
2002 Barbara Palermo, Soady Ouch, Susan Siopes
2003 Maria Carvalho, Shirley Alejandro, Vera Tith, Christine Thanongsinh
2004 Jennifer Cabana, Sally Correa, Deborah Luna
2005 Donna Hunnewell
2006 Janet Leggat , Denise Lefebvre, Medith Trueblood
2007 Janice Lacroix, Rosalie Willie Bonglo, Carrie Carolan
2008 Claire Wuolle, Maria Estrada
2009 Kristin Ross-Sitkawich, Gladys Pisano, Sandy Creamer
2010 Sister Pauline Leblanc, Elaine Cemorelis, Pauline Golec
2011 Dahvy Tran, Janet Arsorian, Pauline Golec
2012 Helen Balschke & Joanne M. Richard (joint award), Pauline Dubey, Molyka Tieng
2013 Taya Dixon Mullane, Meghan Harrah, Amsi Morales

During Lowell Women’s Week, March 2 through March 8, several organizations serving the Greater Lowell area
will be sponsoring varied events celebrating women. A complete schedule is being compiled and will be posted
on the website.