The Arkansas Cancer Coalition will be accepting nominations for Summit Awards!

The Arkansas Cancer Summit is an annual event hosted by the Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) to showcase the recent progress Coalition partners have made towards meeting the goals and objectives of the state’s comprehensive cancer plan. Every year during the Summit Awards Luncheon, we take the time to recognize outstanding individuals and organizations that have made incredible strides in cancer control and prevention in recent years. The Arkansas Cancer Coalition has now closed the nominations.

The following awards are presented during the Summit Awards Luncheon:

Cancer Survivor Award: New this year, ACC is excited to recognize three cancer survivors with the Cancer Survivor Award.  This award recognizes Arkansas survivors who have dedicated their time and energy to helping other cancer survivors or to improve cancer services from prevention to survivorship.

Lydia Enoch Outstanding Individual Award [Closed for Nominations]: Lydia Enoch fought tirelessly through her advocacy and volunteerism for all matters concerning cancer control and was a longtime member of the ACC. She lost her battle to breast cancer in October of 2014. This award recognizes a professional who has impacted cancer control in various areas including public policy, research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.

Outstanding Organization Award [Closed for Nominations]: Each year, ACC recognizes an organization that is making outstanding advances in cancer control work. Previous grantees have been awarded for their work in the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer, as well as for tobacco control efforts.

Outstanding ACC Employee Award: A small but dedicated team administers the programs and services of the ACC.  Each year the staff selects and honors one team member for going over and above their duty.

In addition, the Arkansas Tobacco Control Coalition (ARTCC) will be presenting the following awards:

Outstanding Individual in Tobacco Control: This award recognizes a professional who has successfully impacted tobacco control by illustrating the following action steps, but are not limited to: protecting the community from second-hand smoke; implementing education and prevention policies or activities; success in helping tobacco users quit; promotion on the dangers of tobacco use; advocacy work that supports tobacco control efforts to reduce tobacco use.

Outstanding Organization in Tobacco ControlThis award will recognize an organization that is making outstanding advances in tobacco control work.  The recipient organization may exhibit the following, but are not limited to: would have implemented or actively progressing towards a smoke-free policy; show measurable actions to reduce tobacco use; provide education and tobacco cessation resources to their community, staff, and other affiliates.

Please note that the grantees may not be nominated for a tobacco control award.