Hillary Clinton will be in Boston in December to be honored during a Big Sister Association of Greater Boston event.
“Big in Boston 2017” will honor Clinton, the former Secretary of State and presidential candidate, as well as Sharon McNally, the President of Camp Harbor View Foundation.
The Dec. 5 fundraising event will be at the Museum of Fine Arts.
“Throughout her career, first as an attorney, then First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, Secretary Clinton has continually advocated for the health and safety of women and Girls,” the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston wrote. “From persistently spotlighting wage gaps to securing family leave policies and protecting women’s health via legislation, Secretary Clinton has led a decades-long focus on creating a better, more equitable world.”
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh told The Boston Herald that he will meet with Clinton while she is in the city.
Clinton will be receiving the “Believe in Girls” award, which recognizes her achievements and ongoing commitment to improving the lives of women and girls internationally, according to a statement from the association.
“Hillary’s tireless pursuit to create opportunity and advance the roles of women and girls of all ages and backgrounds is unrivaled today,” said Deb Re, the president and CEO of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. “She embodies the resiliency and self-assurance that we aim to develop in both the Little and Big Sisters within our program.”
McNally is a longtime Big Sister Boston Board Member.
“Sharon is deeply invested in the welfare of all our City’s children through her work as President of the Camp Harbor View Foundation which provides access and opportunity annually to 900 youth from Boston’s neighborhoods,” the association wrote.
Additionally, Clinton will appear at the Boston Opera House on Dec. 5 for a sold-out stop in her series of speaking engagements discussing her new book, “What Happened.”
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