Unsung Heroines 2013

April 9, 2013                                               

Boston – Senator Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham) would like to congratulate the five women from his district who have been selected by the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women as members of the Unsung Heroines of 2013. The Commission has selected 83 women from communities across the Commonwealth to be recognized for their exceptional contributions to their communities.

This year’s Unsung Heroines include Sandi Carter Brown of Attleboro, Judy D’Antonio of Natick, Dawn DaCosta of Attleboro, Barbara A. Rondeau of Franklin and Andrea J. Wagner of Millis. They will be honored at a ceremony on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 1-4 p.m. in the Great Hall of the State House.

“I am so happy to honor and recognize these generous women who continue to work so hard on behalf of their communities,” said Senator Ross. “It is women like these who are not only making their cities and towns better places to live, but are also setting a wonderfully positive example for the young women across the Commonwealth. The Unsung Heroines celebration at the State House gives us the opportunity to say ‘thank you’ for the valuable contributions they are making in the community.”

The Unsung Heroines are women who may not make the news, but are making a true difference. They utilize their time, talents and energy to change the lives of others and make a positive change in their neighborhoods and communities. These selfless women do what needs to be done without expecting gratitude or recognition.

The Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women is an independent state agency that was legislatively created in 1998 to advance women of the Commonwealth to full equality in all areas of life, and to promote their rights and opportunities. The annual Unsung Heroine initiative is underwritten by private sponsors and the MCSW Trust Fund, and no tax dollars are used to fund the event.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.

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