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news News Wednesday, November 27, 2019 Monday, November 25, 2019 2:17 PM - Monday, November 25, 2019 2:17 PM

Dawn Wright receives Messenger of the Mission award

Dawn Wright receives Messenger of the Mission award

Each year, Shriners Hospitals for Children and Shriners International Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Mel Bower awards three recipients the Messenger of the Mission award. This award is given to marketing and communications employees who have exemplified what it means to put the mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children above all else. The 2019 winners are:

  • Dawn Wright, Salt Lake City
  • Lauren Elm, Twin Cities
  • Jeanne McCue, Boston

Dawn Wright has served as the director of marketing and communications at the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital for five years. Prior to working at Shriners Hospitals for Children she was the director of public relations for the Salvation Army in Los Angeles. Mike Babcock, the senior regional marketing and communications director of the western region calls Dawn's media relations skills exceptional. “She consistently generates local and national earned media by relentlessly pitching stories that feature our patients and highlight our mission,” Mike said.

She was also credited with leading a marketing and communications team whose web, print and social content is the best in the region in both quantity and quality. Mike continued to tout her collaboration with other departments and active participation on hospital committees. He also appreciates her attitude. “She's positive, helpful and has a good sense of humor – required characteristics for working at a children's hospital,” said Mike.

Read Dawn's story, about her recent experience of becoming a patient mom at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City.