Chandra Patterson-McNeil: Volunteering in the spirit of MLK

posted January 26th, 2010

Volunteerism is obviously a huge and important part of staff assistant Chandra Patterson-McNeil's life. A review of her activities can be lengthy, but necessary to appreciate the scope of her work.

Chandra is always a regular volunteer with the Triangle Heart Walk, the Duke University Heart Center, the American Red Cross Carolinas Blood and Platelet Services, the Duke Heart Walk Fall Festival, the Women's Empowerment 2009 Expo, and the Duke Heart Center's Annual Women and Heart Community Outreach Event, among other organizations and events.

Recalling Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s call for people to "walk in the light of creative altruism," Deborah A. Roth, associate dean for Clinical Research Administration, says, "Chandra's willingness to volunteer her time for community service in helping others truly has her walking in the light and serving as an example for us all."

"Chandra is an extraordinary person and an inspiration to all those around her," writes Victoria Sutton of Duke Cardiology Research. "I cannot imagine anyone more deserving of this award."

Learn more about others nominees and the 2010 MLK Community Caregiver here.

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