Invesco Canada’s National Management Council recently named Charlottetown employee Sarah Flohr as the first-ever recipient of the Anne Marie D’Amico Award.
This Award is named in memory of Anne Marie D’Amico, an Invesco Canada employee who was tragically taken from us in April of 2018. Anne Marie was an active participant in many community events and gave much of her time, energy and enthusiasm to helping others.
At the Award presentation in Charlottetown on April 3, Sarah was recognized for her tremendous commitment to giving back to her community and for inspiring others with her devotion to a cause that is dear to her heart.
Sarah, a distribution capabilities analyst and natural leader who brings people together, has been heavily involved in the Multiple Sclerosis Society in PEI. In their blog last year, Sarah wrote about her personal experience: “My mom was diagnosed with MS in 2000 and I’ve watched it gradually progress over time. She needed a cane, then a walker, a wheelchair, and now she is living in a long-term care facility. Then, four years ago, my vision went blurry and I started having trouble seeing anything at all. I would soon have to hear the words, just like my mom once did, ‘you have multiple sclerosis.’”
Driven by her mother’s affliction with MS, and more recently her own diagnosis, Sarah has tirelessly supported this cause through her volunteer work as an Atlantic Division Board Member, community representative and fundraiser. Sarah has also been an advocate for defining disabilities to include ‘invisible’ diseases like MS and help drive changes in the disability act.
At the presentation: Head of Office Andrew MacDonald with Sarah Flohr, recipient of the
Anne Marie D’Amico Award, and Karen Chin, Transfer Agency Officer and Sarah’s nominator