Dalhousie alumna Maike van Niekerk (BScN’17) has been named one of 10 Women of Worth by L’Oréal Paris. Her non-profit program, Katrin’s Karepackage, advocates for cancer patients in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland by offsetting travel costs for cancer-related appointments.

L'Oréal Paris Celebrates Canadian Humanitarians with Announcement of 2018 Women of Worth Honourees (CNW Group/L'Oreal Paris)

MONTREALFeb. 20, 2018 /CNW/ – L’Oréal Paris today proudly announced the awe-inspiring recipients of its second annual Canadian Women of Worth program. The signature philanthropic program embodies the brand’s belief that ‘Every Woman Is Worth It’ by honouring women who find beauty in giving back. On International Woman’s Day (March 8), the 10 Women of Worth Honourees will be celebrated and awarded $110,000 in charitable grants at a star-studded Awards Gala in Toronto hosted by award-winning actress and L’Oréal Paris spokesperson, Helen Mirren.

“We are astounded by our 2018 Canadian Women of Worth Honourees and the humanitarian work they champion to help so many people including refugees, homeless, food insecure, cancer patients and autistic adults. It is our honour and privilege to recognize this year’s exceptional Honourees and help shine a spotlight on their inspirational work on International Women’s Day,” said Milan Mladjenovic, General Manager, L’Oréal Paris in Canada.

The Women of Worth program honours Canadian women who selflessly volunteer their time to serve and improve the lives of those in need. Selected from an impressive pool of public nominations, each Honouree was chosen by an esteemed judging panel based on the impact of the cause she’s championed and innovation she has demonstrated to benefit those less fortunate.

Each Honouree will receive a $10,000 grant for her charity, as well as a trip for two to the Awards Gala in Toronto and marketing support to increase visibility for her charity from L’Oréal Paris.

Read more about Maike and the other nominees in “L’Oréal Paris Celebrates Canadian Humanitarians with Announcement of 2018 Women of Worth Honourees” on newswire.ca