TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - On May 4, the Canadian Cancer Society
awarded its first national Impact Awards to honour the Society's most
dedicated, passionate volunteers and recognize their exceptional
commitment to fighting against cancer. These awards, to be given
annually, are the Society's highest volunteer honour.
Volunteers are the backbone of the Society's work in research, support
and advocacy across the country. Their enthusiasm and perseverance help
the Society fulfill its mission of the eradication of cancer and the
enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. The
Impact Awards go to truly exceptional volunteers who have made
significant impact, demonstrated innovation and injected excellence
into aspects of the Society's work.
"Volunteers are critical to our accomplishments, and we wouldn't be able
to support, inform and empower those touched by cancer without them,"
said Pamela Fralick, President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Society.
"The Society would like to thank all 2013 Impact Awards recipients for
their excellence, innovation, leadership and dedication to the
eradication of cancer."
The Society's National Office recognized 4 recipients on May 4:
Dr David Malkin - Transformational Leadership Award
This award recognizes an individual or a group that has played a part in
transformational change within the Canadian Cancer Society through
their exceptional contributions and selfless volunteer leadership.
Lori Synes-Taraba - Medal of Courage
The Medal of Courage is presented to a Canadian Cancer Society volunteer
who has demonstrated exceptional courage in their personal battle with
cancer or as a caregiver to someone who has had cancer. In doing so,
they serve as an inspiration and role model to others.
CancerConnection.ca - Program in Action Award
The Program in Action Impact Award is offered annually to an individual,
a group or an associated Canadian Cancer Society program that has made
a lasting impact on the Society's mission.
Pantene Canada - Golden Corporate Achievement Award
This award recognizes a corporation/business partner that has provided
exceptional leadership and/or financial support for the Canadian Cancer
Society. It has embraced the Society's mission and has become a pillar
Recipients of other Impact Awards will be recognized by the Society's 10
divisional offices across the country. For detailed descriptions of all
awards, visit the Impact Awards page of cancer.ca.
For 75 years the Canadian Cancer Society has been with Canadians in the
fight for life. We have been relentless in our commitment to prevent
cancer, fund research and support Canadians touched by cancer. From
this foundation, we will work with Canadians to change cancer forever
so fewer Canadians are diagnosed with the disease and more survive.
When you want to know more about cancer, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at
1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).
Image with caption: "(from left to right) Diana Nguyen, Pantene Canada, Lori-Synes-Taraba, Dr. David Malkin, Heather Sinardo, CancerConnection.ca/ParlonsCancer.ca (CNW Group/Canadian Cancer Society (National Office))". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130506_C2310_PHOTO_EN_26374.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
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Senior Communications Officer
Canadian Cancer Society