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The Vera Jane & Calvin Mayne Good Neighbor Award

By: Dorothy Lane Market
On: June 22, 2017

The Vera Jane & Calvin Good Neighbor Award recognizes a DLM associate who goes above and beyond to better serve the DLM family or the community at large. We are proud to announce that Donna Davis Howell, DLM Director of Deli & Food Service, who we lovingly call "the champ", is the recipient of this award in its inaugural year. Donna, who has been with DLM for 32 years, was presented with the award by Norman Mayne at the DLM management retreat in May.

Through Donna's efforts, she's raised nearly $7,815 on behalf of her South Dayton Relay for Life team to benefit the American Cancer Society. Of that, $790 was contributed by associates who participated in an internal fundraiser, where they were able to wear blue jeans to work for the day for a $5 donation.

Donna, who has battled cancer three times over the course of 15 years, was the featured Relay for Life speaker at the event in May. She not only has remained positive and embodied a fighter mentality when battling cancer herself, but she's been a shoulder to lean on for other associates within the DLM family who have battled or are currently battling cancer.