A New Milford resident was recently honored by the American Cancer Society for her more than 30 years of service.

Cathy Mitchell was among 10 individuals selected and awarded the Sandra C. Labaree Volunteer Values Award by the New England Division of the American Cancer Society.

The recipients of the award were nominated by peers for exemplifying the American Cancer Society's organizational values of mission, data-driven, diversity, respect and stewardship.

Mrs. Mitchell and the other award winners were recognized in June by more than 60 volunteers.

Bruce Marshall, senior vice president of development at the American Cancer Society, and Danbury's Michelle Wolf, vice president of health initiatives, led the presentation of the awards.

Mrs. Mitchell has held leadership roles in multiple projects, has been involved in the Danbury Fair Mall car raffle, was the event chair for the Brookfield Daffodil Days campaign and has coordinated rides for cancer patients for four years.

She was also cited for orchestrating nearly 100 Road to Recovery drivers with patients in need of transportation to achieve 2,015 rides to and from cancer treatment centers in the Danbury area since September of 2010.

For more information about volunteering for Road to Recovery, to learn more about the American Cancer Society or to receive help from the society, call 800-227-2345 or go to www.cancer.org.