HealthPartners honours Lena Webster, Betty McNabb

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A program called HealthPartners recently honoured two Islanders for raising funds in the workplace. From left, Eileen Dooley, executive director of HealthPartners congratulates Betty McNabb,  and Lena Webster, while looking on is Terry Lewis, provincial chairman. HealthPartners is a national collaboration of 16 health groups such as the Alzheimer Society and the The Heart and Stroke Foundation that organizes and supports workplace fundraising.

Two women raise thousands of dollars for health charities through workplace programs

Two Islanders were recently recognized for their dedication to raising funds for Canadian health charities.

The recognition is part of HealthPartners' 25th anniversary celebration. HealthPartners is a collaboration of 16 Canadian health charities, like the Canadian Cancer Society and the Lung Association, that raises funds through employee and workplace programs across Canada.

Lena Webster, is one of 25 Canadians to be honoured with the 25 Faces for 25 Years national recognition award for her leadership with the workplace charitable campaign at Veterans Affairs Canada. She was responsible for raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for Island charities, said HealthPartners.

Betty McNab was awarded the HealthPartners national volunteer award, presented for outstanding commitment in volunteering.

A life-long volunteer, McNab has devoted much of her time and talent to the ALS Society of P.E.I. as well as to HealthPartners following the loss of a dear friend.

A public speaker, advocate and leader, her genuine compassion has helped many people understand the impact of living with chronic disease, reads her citation.

HealthPartners supports 92 programs on the Island, such as a summer camp for children with diabetes, for example.

HealthPartners CEO Eileen Dooley said she was delighted to honour two Islanders as part of HealthPartners' 25th anniversary.

"Thousands of Islanders are helped every day and when they are at their most vulnerable moments," said Dooley. "The support that we provide through our member charities directly helps nine out of 10 Islanders. We could not accomplish this without the support and involvement of our dedicated volunteers.

"This is a wonderful example of how charities do better when they work together," said Dooley. "Our health charities are united to improve the health of all Islanders. Our two award recipients, Lena and Betty, exemplify the power of collaboration, community service and leadership."

Organizations: HealthPartners, Canadian Cancer Society, Lung Association Veterans Affairs Canada ALS Society of P.E.I.

Geographic location: Canada, Canada.Lena Webster, Iceland

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  • Teresa MacLean
    May 13, 2014 - 20:41

    Well deserved ladies! congratulations