LANCASTER, Ohio (February 6, 2012) – On Jan. 30, The Lancaster Cause presented Mina Ubbing, Fairfield Medical Center president and CEO, with the 2012 Ambassador Award.
“I am deeply honored to be chosen for this award and to be a part of the Opiate Task Force,” Ubbing said. “Involving everyone in the community is the key to fighting this problem and I look forward to what we can accomplish in the near future.”
This award is given to an individual who has made a difference in the community by helping others and demonstrating a commitment to Lancaster and Fairfield County. “This award represents someone who truly cares about the people in our community and works outside the norm to improve our way of life for the greater good,” said Ron Burris, chairman of The Lancaster Cause. “Mina certainly demonstrates this and I was honored to present her with this year’s award.”
Ubbing was selected because of her support of the 2011 Tour de Cause, a bicycle tour started by The Lancaster Cause to raise money for and awareness of the opiate and heroin problems in Lancaster. Ubbing challenged the Fairfield Medical Center staff to raise more than $11,000.
“Mina is always a front runner when asked to support the community,” Burris said. “She is a true leader with a positive attitude and is a creative thinker.” Burris also noted that Mina was an easy choice based on her outside commitments in serving the community. Ubbing is currently the chair of the Lancaster-Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and serves on the Fairfield County Opiate Task Force Board of Directors, The Partnership for Excellence Board and the Ohio Hospital Association Board.
The Lancaster Cause is a nonprofit organization that raises money for drug awareness, education and treatment programs in Lancaster and Fairfield County. The current goal is to eliminate the harmful effects of drugs and addiction in the community.
The Ambassador Award is voted on by The Lancaster Cause Board of Directors. The first Ambassador Award was presented in 2011 to Pat Navin. For questions or more information about The Lancaster Cause, call Ron Burris at (740) 687-4001 or go to tourdecause.org.
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