The Rye City Lions Club is pleased to announce that Sandy Samberg has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the James A. and Marian M. Shea Community Service Award. The Award was established in 2003 to recognize an individual who lives or works in the Rye Community, who has contributed to enhancing the lives of its citizens by volunteering services of an outstanding nature.
In 2007, Sandy Samberg founded Sole Ryeders & Friends (www.soleryeders.org), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing and supporting local cancer-related programs. Since its inception, the organization of over 200 dedicated friends, families, and neighbors have raised over $1 million. Sandy went on to launch The Wig Exchange – the Gift of Hair From Women Who’ve Been There (www.thewigexchange.org), a program to provide women undergoing chemotherapy with high quality wigs and practical advice and support.
Susan Marynowski, a friend and SoleRyeders member herself, says Sandy “cares so strongly about helping others” and that “her never-tiring, upbeat attitude reflects on what type of role model she is to both young and old.” Sandy is truly a volunteer of an outstanding nature and the Rye City Lions Club is proud to honor her with this year’s Community Service Award.
The annual award will be presented November 22, 2012 at the Rye City Lions Club Annual Charter Night Dinner at American Yacht Club.
For tickets, please contact Dave Heller, Secretary/Treasurer at Dheller813@aol.com or 967-7041.