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Meslar Named ‘Inspiring Champion’

Keri Ann Meslar and Susan Cherney, vice president of development, Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter.

Keri Ann Meslar and Susan Cherney, vice president of development, Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter.

Keri Ann Meslar of Arlington received the Inspiring Champions Award for her leadership for Blondes vs. Brunettes in the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter. The Inspiring Champions Awards program recognizes valuable "above and beyond" contributions of time, talent and resources to the Alzheimer’s Association National Capital Area Chapter. The program also serves to thank and honor volunteers who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. Meslar is the district marketing manager at Coca-Cola Refreshments, and was chair of the 2011 Blondes vs. Brunettes, a volunteer-driven flag football game for women designed to bring the passion and spirit of young community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Meslar, who lost her grandmother to Alzheimer’s, has consistently been one of the top fundraisers in this event. To learn more about Blondes vs. Brunettes, visit www.alz.org/nca or call 703-359-4440.