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General Motors Names D 124 Board Member a Local Hero

Resident and St. Baldrick's Advocate Dawn Doyle McNamara recently received her award from General Motors after winning the Our Town, Our Heroes program.

On Friday, May 11, General motors honored Evergreen Park resident, stylist and District 124 board of education member

Because of her inspirational work with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, on DrivingtheMidwest.com. One of the newer members of the , McNamara is a hairstylist who's worked with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation for a decade. At a t at McNamara sat in the seat for the first time since she volunteered to cut hair for St. Baldrick’s 10 years ago. “I said if I was still doing this in 10 years, then I’d get my hair cut,” McNamara told Patch.

received a one-week loan of an all-new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac vehicle and a full tank of gas, the company said in a news release. Additionally, McNamara will receive $500 in gift cards with the challenge to keep driving positive change in her community.

In her nomination, Kash wrote, "I first met Dawn when she volunteered for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation 10 years ago. Not only did she give up a day’s work, but she recruited additional hair stylists – all of them volunteering their time. Since then, she has volunteered at multiple St. Baldrick’s events every year to help raise much-needed funds for childhood cancer research. She also spreads the word to everyone at her salon, recruiting others to the cause.”

General Motors launched the Our Town, Our Heroes program in 2011 celebrating unsung heroes who inspire and empower others in their communities. Each month, the program narrows down the nominations and opens voting of the featured finalists to the public to select the winner.

Read Kash’s description of why McNamara deserves this honor and vote for her at DrivingtheMidwest.com.

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mary May 16, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Way to go Dawn. What a wonderful accomplishment. Truly an inspiration for many. Love Mary murrsy

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