Biden Cancer Initiative seeking nominees for 'FIERCE' awards

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The Biden Cancer Initiative is seeking nominations for its FIERCE Award to recognize the "unsung heroes" of cancer care.

"One thing my family and I have learned is the cancer journey is full of exceptional people doing incredible things. Sometimes it's the smallest kindness that can make the biggest difference," said former second lady Jill Biden in a video announcing the award.

"At the Biden Cancer Initiative, we created the FIERCE Award to celebrate the people and organizations that inspire us to be fierce, that help patients thrive, that make hope real."

Individuals or organizations can be nominated through July 31 in one of five categories: prevention and early detection, reducing cancer disparities, patient navigation, survivorship, and leadership through exemplary and awesome purpose. To be considered, nominees must be based in the U.S. and have at least one year of measurable outcomes.

Nominees will be judged on "the implementation of an innovative and collaborative approach that has an impact for patients in the category of nomination." Recipients will be recognized at the Biden Cancer Summit on Sept. 20. Learn more here.

 

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