NACL Heroes of the Year Awards

A local letter carrier was recently recognized for her work helping cancer patients.

The National Association of Letter Carriers honored Cassandra Summers as the 2012 Humanitarian of the Year.

Summers earned the award because of the work she does with her not for profit, Mary’s Room.

The organization redecorates rooms for women battling breast cancer.

“It’s very exciting,” said Summers. “Maybe now I can get more help, more volunteers, more donations, and more patients more than anything, more clients.”

Summers, along with other award winners, were recently honored at a ceremony in Washington D.C.

Summers has been delivering mail in Naperville for more than 17 years.

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