Fenway Presents “Susan M. Love” Award Recipient: Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Ayanna PressleyCongresswoman Ayanna Pressley is the recipient of Fenway Health's 2019 Love Award; Photo: Ayanna Pressley/FB Page

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Fenway Health has awarded the Susan M. Love 2019 Award to Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, according to an organization press release.

Representative Pressley currently serves the 7th District of Massachusetts—which includes the Fenway/Kenmore neighborhoods—after winning a historic election in the 2018 midterms. Previously, she served as an at-large member of the Boston City Council. Pressley is both the first black woman elected to the Boston City Council and the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.

While on the Boston City Council, Pressley formed the Committee on Healthy Women, Families, and Communities, which addresses issues such as domestic violence, child abuse, and human trafficking. Pressley is a strong supporter of universal health care and Medicare-For-All. As a survivor of sexual violence herself, Pressley states that she would make ending sexual violence a major priority of her work in Congress. Pressley has dedicated her career to eradicating poverty and fighting for underserved communities.

The Dr. Susan M. Love Award is given at The Dinner Party to honor and celebrate a woman and/or organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of women’s health. The Love Award is given in honor of its founding recipient, Dr. Susan M. Love, a pioneer in the fields of women’s health and breast cancer. Love helped found the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center in 1992 and currently heads up the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, which is dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.

Pressley will be honored at The Dinner Party on Saturday, April 6, 2019.

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[From a News Release]