AWARE announces this year’s Women of Distinction honorees

Juneau’s women’s shelter AWARE (Aiding Women in Abuse & Rape Emergencies) has announced this year’s Women of Distinction honorees.


They are: Andrea Cesar, Sioux Douglas, Kris Sell and Rena Sims.

“AWARE, Inc., is delighted to honor four women whose contributions have enhanced the lives of women and children in Juneau,” a release states.

The four women will be honored at AWARE’s 21st annual Women of Distinction fundraising gala, taking place March 4 at Centennial Hall.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with music by Tom Locher, and a silent auction and no-host bar. The program begins at 7 p.m. with a plated dinner catered by SALT, and seven minute speeches from the honorees about what inspires them. A silent dessert auction will also be held.

Tickets are $70 each or $800 for a reserved table of 10, and can be purchased on line at, or at AWARE. If you have any questions, would like to donate to the silent auction or place an ad in the program book, contact Mandi Canady at 586-6623 or email


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