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.
Every year, the AACI Board of Directors will issue a call for nominations to all AACI cancer center directors. To submit a nomination, please download our nomination form and return it to Kate Burroughs, Director of Development, by January 31, 2019.
December 3, 2018
Call for nominations posted in AACI Update newsletter
January 31, 2019
Nomination forms due
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
Please note: all dates are subject to change.