AUGUSTA — The Harold Alfond Cancer Center, 361 Old Belgrade Road, is honoring its namesake benefactor and others today.

The event is sponsored by The Missing Peace Project, the Dalai Lama Foundation and the Committee of 100 for Tibet.

During the event, a pair of Dexter shoes Alfond gave the Dalai Lama will be returned. The Compassion in Action award will also be presented to Tenzin Tethong, chairman of the Committee of 100 for Tibet, and Darlene Markovick, the founder of The Missing Peace Project. It will be accepted by Greg Powell, chairman of the Harold Alfond Foundation, and David Pearl, Alfond’s grandson.

The award is given to individuals and organizations who have helped to better their local, national or international communities with a focus on peace, environment, education, ethics, health, welfare or business.

Past recipients of the award include Kelly Stone, a founder of Foundation Planet Hope; Nicolas Kristoff, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and columnist for the New York Times; and Michael Green, executive director of the Center for Environmental Health.

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