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Nominations Sought for Champion for Cures Award

December 3, 2018
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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Champion for Cures Award.

AACI created the Champion for Cures Award to recognize an individual or individuals 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 will have 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 Champion for Cures Award was presented at the 2018 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting to Richard and Susan Rogel in recognition of their $150 million gift to the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, which was renamed Rogel Cancer Center in their honor. The Rogels’ gift will support cancer research at U-M by funding endowed professorships, competitive research grants, and scholarships.


Pictured: 2018 Champion for Cures recipients Richard and Susan Rogel with Rogel Cancer Center Director Eric Fearon, MD, PhD.

Learn More and Nominate a Champion