The San Gabriel Valley branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP, recently honored Elizabeth Bagwell, community relations manager at City of Hope.
Bagwell received the March 2007 Tribute to Black Women breakfast award.
March is National Women’s History Month, a time for reexamining and celebrating women’s contributions and achievements. The NAACP’s San Gabriel Valley branch traditionally has hosted a breakfast tribute each March to recognize women who have significantly contributed to the local community, schools, churches and the workplace.
The group’s 2007 event, called “Bridging The Gap,” honored women in the San Gabriel Valley making a difference by supporting health care. Bagwell, who works in Government and Community Relations, was recognized for her work in promoting health within the community. The event took place on March 31 at Pacific Palms Conference Resort in Industry Hills, Calif.
The NAACP’s mission is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.