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ACS CAN seeks nominations for 2024 Advocacy Awards

Not important deadlines on July 8 and 24.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is currently accepting nominations for its 2024 Advocacy Awards. Through the advocacy awards, ACS CAN recognizes and celebrates lawmakers, team members, volunteers, partners, and supporters for their exceptional work to make cancer a national priority. The awards are presented annually to individuals who are nominated by their peers. 

An ACS CAN workgroup will select the award winner(s) from among the nominees in accordance with the nomination criteria. Award recipients will be announced on Sept. 15 during the kickoff of ACS CAN's, annual signature event, Leadership Summit and Lobby Day in Washington, D.C.

The list of award categories is below. Visit and click the award heading to review the selection criteria and complete a nomination form for each award shown. Nominations for the National Distinguished Advocacy Award (NDAA) are being accepted now and are due on Monday, July 8. 

National Distinguished Advocacy Award (NDAA) - Presented to national, international, or state-level leaders or organizations who have demonstrated outstanding support of the Enterprise and ACS CAN's shared mission and whose actions have significantly impacted cancer policy on a national or international scale. This award is ACS CAN’s highest national advocacy honor. 

Nomination submissions for all volunteer and staff awards will open on June 17. Visit and click the award heading to submit once launched.  Nominations for the staff and volunteer awards must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 24

Volunteer Awards - Presented to volunteers who most successfully advance the ACS CAN mission and the volunteer structure in their community.

Staff Awards - Presented to staff (team members) who have excelled in activities to advance and promote advocacy and ACS CAN both internally and externally.

Volunteer Award for Excellence in Advocacy - Presented to an exemplary individual volunteer or volunteers in recognition of outstanding leadership and continuous service in the area of advocacy and public policy.

Dave Woodmansee Award - Presented to a staff person who has consistently demonstrated outstanding leadership and excellence in the areas of advocacy and public policy. The award is named in honor of longtime ACS CAN State and Local Campaigns Director, David Woodmansee, who passed away in 2019.

For additional questions, please contact Tracy Sun, Senior Grassroots Advocacy Projects & Operations Manager at or visit the ACS CAN 2024 Award Nomination page at

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