North Central resident Pilar Looney has been awarded the 2015 Latina Luminaria Award by the Latina volunteer organization Mujer, in recognition of her dedication and leadership in the Latino community.
Mujer recognized Looney at the Mujer Suerte Y Salsa Gala Event at the Phoenix Convention Center. The event included entertainment, a raffle, silent auction and salsa dancing lessons.
“I’m extremely honored to receive this amazing award from Mujer,” said Looney, Regional Business Development manager for CareMore in Phoenix. “I have been dedicated to helping other Latinos in Phoenix on both a personal and professional level, in line with CareMore’s initiatives addressing health care challenges within the local Latino community.”
CareMore hosts Latino community events throughout the year dedicated to educating the community and improving access to health care. Its philanthropic arm, The CareMore Foundation, recently issued a grant to the Mexican-American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) to assist with providing personalized health plans for 125 low-income seniors at its Senior Wellness Center.
Mujer, Inc., founded in 1981, is a nonprofit organization of volunteer women from the Phoenix area who serve over 17,000 Latina youth through the Project Mana Program. Program volunteers aim to pass on their passion and traditions to a younger Latina generation while assisting in the promotion of leadership and volunteerism.