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.
Please note that the 2019 nomination period is now closed.
"The Huntsman family’s generosity and its commitment to ending cancer is unmatched," said AACI President Roy A. Jensen, MD. "AACI is pleased to recognize the Huntsman legacy of advancing cancer research and improving care for generations of patients with cancer."Learn More About the Huntsman Family's Commitment to Ending Cancer
January 31, 2019
2019 nomination period is now closed
February 28, 2019
Board of Directors completes review of nominations
April 1, 2019
Board president notifies cancer center director of selected honoree
June 3, 2019
Honoree announced in AACI Update newsletter
October 21, 2019
Award presented in person at AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting in Washington, DC
December 2, 2019
2020 call for nominations posted in AACI Update newsletter
Please note: all dates are subject to change.