Dr. Howell is best known for her contributions to palliative care. She was instrumental in founding San Diego Hospice, the first teaching hospice in the United States, and served on the Board of Directors since its inception in 1977, becoming Director Emerita in 1989. For her work in pediatric oncology and as a pioneer in hospice/palliative care, Dr. Howell has received numerous awards. The palliative care service at UCSD/Moores Cancer Center is officially named for Dr. Doris Howell. Upon her retirement, Dr. Howell became involved in the founding of the Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research, an organization that gives grants to students and established investigators for research in areas of women’s health and educates women to be advocates for their own and their family’s health care.
Deborah Szekely is a prominent Southern California-area activist, philanthropist, and writer from Brooklyn, New York. Hailed by the Huffington Post as the “Godmother of Wellness,”
Because of her amazing work supporting women’s health and wellness, we are proud to honor her with the National Cheers WOW Luncheon Award.
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Cheers 2016 Women of Wonder Honorees:
Jeannie Ball honored by her daughter Kate Woods
Barbara Thompson honored by her daughter Tracy Bennett
Betty Page McLean honored by Tracy Bennett
Megan Heine honored by her mother Jacqueline Sinclair
Kimberly Lee honored by her mother in law Jacqueline Sinclair
Barb Stone honored by her friend Mary Pat Warner
Katie McKellips honored by Teresa Conolly
Doris Hughes honored by her daughter Dana Hughes Irwin
Deborah Szekely Honored by Mary and Tom Gegax
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Betty Barwise Page McLean graciously honored by Tracy Bennett