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Nominations now being accepted for three national awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the Volunteer Leadership Award, Lane Adams Quality of Life Award, and the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award.  â€‹

Volunteer Leadership Award: The Volunteer Leadership Award program is managed by the Volunteer Engagement team and nominees are selected by the Volunteer Leadership Award Selection Workgroup.

To nominate a volunteer for this award, carefully review the instructions and complete the nomination form. Please note the name, credentials, and title submitted with the application will be used on all collateral materials including the certificate. A completed nomination form with the appropriate supporting documents must be submitted for each nominee via email to Caira Turner at caira.turner@cancer.org by 3:00 p.m. ET on April 28, 2017.

Nomination Requirements
The Volunteer Leadership Award is presented to volunteers who are living at the time of the award decision and who have served as a volunteer leader for enterprise-wide programs, initiatives, or Board level committees or task forces, other than as chair of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors (or of its predecessor, the "National Board") or as president of the Society, and to others who have provided long and distinguished service to the Society at the enterprise-wide level.

All nominees should have:

  • Guided a major project or program that has become a part of the Society's ongoing program from concept to implementation
  • Served as an inspirational leader to other volunteers
  • Represented the Society before other groups in a manner that furthered the cause of the Society
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Society through contributions to the solution of operational and organizational problems​
Quality of Life Awards: As the Lane Adams and the Trish Greene Quality of Life Awards are dedicated to recognizing individuals who go above and beyond throughout the cancer landscape, we encourage you to share this call for nominations throughout your community to your health systems and community engagement staff, and beyond. Nominations are accepted both internally and externally.

To submit a nomination, complete either the Lane Adams or Trish Greene nomination forms. Please note the name, credentials, and title submitted with the application will be used on all collateral materials including the certificate. A completed nomination form with the appropriate supporting documents must be submitted for each nominee via email to Caira Turner at caira.turner@cancer.org by 3:00 p.m. ET on May 12, 2017.

Lane Adams Quality of Life Award Nomination Requirements
The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award is reserved for those unique caregivers who lead in their areas of expertise and make a significant impact on patients, families, and communities. Nominees for the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award can include individuals including physicians, nurse practitioners, RNs, social workers, chaplains, technologists, and volunteers who provide direct care, counsel, and/or service to cancer patients and their families. Society volunteers are eligible for this award, but Society involvement is not essential. Healthcare systems and family members caring for their loved ones with cancer are not eligible to receive the award. 

All nominees should:

  • Provide direct care, counsel, and/or service to cancer patients and their families
  • Have a demonstrated record of outstanding performance that goes above and beyond the usual roles and responsibilities associated with his or her position
  • Serve as a role model to his or her colleagues by teaching/training/educating others either formally or informally;
  • Demonstrate innovative and collaborative approaches to enhancing the quality of life for cancer patients and their families by using creative problem-solving skills to eliminate obstacles to care or improve care
  • Create/develop services to fill unmet needs
  • Advocate for individual patients, groups, or system changes to improve care
  • Promote health care access outside their specific job/role
Trish Greene Quality of Life Award Nomination Requirements

The Trish Greene Quality of Life Award is presented annually to recognize an outstanding investigator in the field of quality of life research and recognizes the importance of the significant contributions of researchers who have devoted a significant portion of their careers to the various areas of quality of life, and have accomplished outstanding research that benefits cancer patients and their families. Nominees for the Trish Greene Quality of Life Award can include individuals whose research may be from any discipline in the oncology field, and the research may address quality of life concerns at any stage in the cancer continuum, from diagnosis through survivorship or palliative care. Recipients of the American Cancer Society Medal of Honor Award are not eligible.

Nominees must be alive at the time of nomination and should:

  • Be someone whose body of work illustrates, over the years, outstanding, innovative contributions to research that improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families;
  • Have a history of contributions to oncology quality of life research, including receipt of grants, publications, leadership, and honors; and
  • Not have previously been honored with this award.
PHOTOS: Pictured in the top photo are this year's Lane Adams and Trish Greene awardees. Pictured in the smaller image is Jim Murray, our 2017 Volunteer Leadership Award recipient, with CEO Gary Reedy and ACS Board Chair Arnold Baskies, MD.