Sarah AbouElSeoud

In 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, in partnership with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, will again recognize and celebrate leaders in cancer prevention from across the country at the tenth annual Cancer Prevention Laurels Luncheon which takes place at the Dialogue for Action conference.

The Laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit and reward. To view a list of all past awardees, click here.

Awards will be given in these categories to recognize work in all areas of cancer prevention and early detection:

Cancer Prevention Laurel for National Leadership
Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated leadership in cancer prevention and early detection at the national level.

 Cancer Prevention Laurel for Innovative Programs
Awarded to an individual who has developed and implemented an innovative program in cancer prevention and early detection.

Cancer Prevention Laurel for Advocacy
Awarded to an individual whose personal passion for improving cancer prevention and early detection has resulted in positive change in the public, professional or political arena.

Last year’s recipients were Mary Doroshenk, MA, for National Leadership, Whitney Jones, MD, for advocacy and Sanja Percac-Lima, MD, PhD, DMD, for Innovative Programs. They are pictured above with Foundation president and founder, Carolyn Aldigé, at the 2011 Laurels Luncheon.

We look forward to the 2012 Dialogue for Action where we will recognize the dedication of individuals who are making a real difference in cancer prevention and early detection.