Southborough ? Southborough resident Elizabeth L.B. Greene, partner at Mirick O”Connell law firm, is the recipient of the American Heart Association's 2013 Heart of Gold award. Greene will be presented with the honor at the organization's inaugural Heart of the Commonwealth event Saturday, Oct. 26, at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston.
The Heart of Gold award is presented each year to a Central Massachusetts” resident who has enhanced the quality of life in the region and who has played a significant role in advancing the mission of the American Heart Association.
Greene's commitment to the American Heart Association began more than 15 years ago when she founded the Central Massachusetts Division Board of Directors and began working to make the Heart Association more than just a label on a box in the grocery stores in Central Massachusetts.
She has been a dedicated advocate for the organization, serving as a “You'se the Cure” member, on advocacy and health initiatives committees at the local and affiliate levels, and participating in lobby days in Washington D.C. Greene previously co-chaired the Central Massachusetts Go Red for Women event and has co-chaired the Mirick O”Connell Heart Walk team for years.
She also served as a member of the Northeast Affiliate and the Founders Affiliate Boards of Directors and is the former chair of the American Heart Association's Central Massachusetts Division Board of Directors.?In 2003, Greene was honored as Northeast Affiliate Division Volunteer of the Year and in 2011, she received the Heart of the Mission award.
Elizabeth lives in Southborough with her husband Jim and their sons, Daniel and Joseph – both of whom have participated in Heart Walks since birth.
“We are thrilled to present this year's Heart of Gold award to Elizabeth,” said Blair Young, senior director for the American Heart Association. “Elizabeth has played a critical role in helping the American Heart Association carry out its mission of helping to save lives throughout Central Massachusetts and we are honored to get to work with her year after year.”
The Heart of the Commonwealth is the annual social event benefiting the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To purchase event tickets, visit www.heart.org/heartofcommonwealth.