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Man and Woman of the Year

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Posted: Saturday, August 27, 2011 12:00 pm

Fresh Start Women's Foundation East Valley executive council recently announced the 2011 honorees for the East Valley Man and Woman of the Year.

The East Valley Man of the Year will be Dr. Edgar Hernandez of the Halsted Clinic and Breast Center. Hernandez is a pioneer in the areas of diagnosis, surgery and treatment of breast cancer and is well known for his humanitarian efforts.

The East Valley Woman of the Year will be Mesa Councilwoman Dina Higgins. Higgins brought together ministers from across the East Valley to unite in their desire to start a shelter for homeless women.

Hernandez and Higgins will be honored at Fresh Start's third "A Night of Heroes" fundraising event 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Hilton East Phoenix/Mesa. Tickets are $125; tables are $1,250. Information: Contact Dara Gibson at (602) 261-7159 or

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