The AACI Champion for Cures Award was created in 2018 to recognize one or more people, who, through direct financial support of an AACI cancer center, demonstrate exceptional leadership in advancing cancer research and care and in inspiring others to do the same.
Selected by the AACI Board of Directors, the awardee has gained distinction through their visionary approach to promoting our shared goal of a future without cancer. Through their transformational philanthropy, which may take many forms—including supporting a new facility, cancer center infrastructure, or programming—the cancer center can focus beyond immediate needs to foster creativity and innovation and multiply its impact on patient health, research, and its surrounding community.
The 2020 nomination period begins on November 1, 2019.
For more information, please contact Director of Development Kate Burroughs at 412-647-3844, or Communications and External Relations Coordinator Emily Stimmel at 412-647-0504.
October 21, 2019
Award presented in person at the 2019 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting
November 1, 2019
2020 nomination period begins
January 31, 2020
Nomination forms due
February 28, 2020
AACI Board of Directors completes review of nominations
April 1, 2020
Cancer center director is notified of selected honoree
June 1, 2020
Honoree announced in AACI Update newsletter
Award presented in person at the 2020 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting
Please note: all dates are subject to change.