BOSTON, Mass. - Sen. Richard T. Moore, D-Uxbridge, celebrated with Jeanne Gould of Northbridge and Jennifer Walsh of Milford who were recently named as members of the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women's (MCSW) 2012 class of Unsung Heroines. The two women were honored at an event hosted by the MCSW at the State House.
"It is important to recognize that, while a good deed may not make the news, it certainly has an impact," said Moore. "Jeanne and Jen are two prime examples of women who may not have made headlines but, through their actions, have delivered a real contribution to the community-at-large," he added.
The Unsung Heroine Award is presented annually to a class of women who use their time, talent and enthusiasm to enrich the lives of others and make a difference in their neighborhoods, cities and towns. Honorees are mentors, volunteers and innovators who do what needs to be done without expectations of recognition or gratitude. According to the MCSW, "these women are the glue that keeps a community together and every community is better because of their contribution."
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 MCSW provides a permanent, effective voice for the women of Massachusetts.