Since moving to Poway from the East Coast 20 years ago, Marcy Hamilton has put in countless hours volunteering for various causes, including the PTAs of , and .
Hamilton has also taught CCD at and volunteered for the vacation Bible school at .
She has also volunteered for the Boy Scouts and the city of Poway, two organizations she says have meant the most to her.
“BSA helps so many young boys become wonderful young men, who then become our future leaders. The city of Poway because we are blessed to live in a city that actually cares about the people that live there,” she said. “The employees of the Public Works Department, whom I worked with, are dedicated and have been a pleasure to volunteer for and with.”
Hamilton says her biggest challenge was being diagnosed with breast cancer almost five years ago. She was blessed with support and love from family and friends and great doctors at UCSD, and has advice for other women:
“Advocate for yourself in the health-care setting, do not be afraid to share what you are going through with your friends and always remember you are not defined by your hair our your body! And pray.”
What does Women’s History Month mean to you?
“Women’s History Month means to me that finally women are being recognized for their rolls in society besides being mothers and wives. It means that every woman can make a difference in this world no matter who she is. No matter how big her contribution is...every woman’s contribution to her community helps and should be celebrated.”