PUBLISHED: 4:51 PM on Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Ketchikan business woman receives 'Volunteer of the Year' recognition
KETCHIKAN - Renee Schofield was presented the 2007 Volunteer of the Year Award for the Alaska Chapter of the March of Dimes by Ketchikan Mayor Bob Weinstein during the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce luncheon Feb. 27.

Renee is the owner/CEO of Tongass Substance Screening, which has offices located in Ketchikan and Juneau, Alaska and Keokuk, Iowa.

"On behalf of the Alaska Chapter of the March of Dimes we would like to take this opportunity to recognize and thank Renee Schofield for the work that she does on behalf of the March of Dimes in Alaska, without her great support we could not achieve our goals for Alaska," Weinstein said during the luncheon.

The March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and baby health. Our Mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. We are pleased that Ketchikan plays an important role in our campaign against prematurely; non-profits in Ketchikan have received grants from the March of Dimes.

Renee runs freely with the walk (now called March for Babies) in Ketchikan, putting her own creative twist to it and making it a community event. This year she is setting the stakes high with a competition with Juneau with both walks on May 10 starting at the A&P Foodland!

We are pleased that she is also a member of the statewide March of Dimes Board of Directors and are honored to have her as our 2007 Volunteer of the Year for the Alaska Chapter of the March of Dimes.