Rosalyn Kempton Wood to be namesake of award for Inspirational Leadership

rosalyn-9540_smallGreater Lawrence Family Health Center is proud to announce it is establishing an award in honor of Rosalyn Kempton Wood, known throughout the Merrimack Valley for her inspirational leadership to women and women’s issues.  As a local philanthropist, Ms. Wood has supported many charitable efforts in Greater Lawrence, most notably helping Greater Lawrence Family Health Center in their mission to provide quality primary healthcare to almost 60,000 patients in Greater Lawrence.

“Rosalyn’s commitment to help others, specifically in the area of women’s issues, is inspirational.  Her passion and compassion for those in need made her a wonderful choice to be the namesake of this new award from GLFHC.”, states John Silva, President and Chief Executive Officer of GLFHC.  “From breast cancer survivors to women’s health and wellness, the award will reflect Wood’s generosity to the community.”

This award will be presented annually to women to share the vision of female empowerment in the region.  The inaugural award will be presented to Ms. Wood on October 15,, 2016 at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center’s In Pink Event which benefits local women living with cancer.  Ms. Wood is the widow of Cornelius A. Wood Jr., William Wood’s grandson. William owned the Washington and Wood Mill in Lawrence and the American Woolen Co. in Shawsheen Village, Andover and was a driving force in economic development in the region.

To join the celebration in October, or for more information about the award, please contact Mary Lyman at 978 722 2871 or

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