Thank you to our community, friends of NECCS, and our Mistress of Ceremonies, Candy O'Terry, who all helped to make our luncheon a success again this year. Congratulations also to our outstanding award recipients for their important contributions to cancer survivorship.
The NECCS Awards & Cancer Survivorship Celebration Luncheon is a place to to encourage, support and publicly acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and many important contributions of individuals and organizations who work in the survivorship movement. NECCS has established awards which it bestows annually to selected nominated recipients during the luncheon. The 2013 luncheon was held on Saturday, March 23rd, at the beautiful and historic Longfellow's Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA. This year's luncheon was dedicated in loving memory to Janice McGrath, former NECCS Executive Director and Board of Directors President. Shown below is Janice's family: Jerry Noones (Janice's husband) and Donna Traut (Janice's sister) who accepted the NECCS award in her memory.
NECCS Janice McGrath Survivor of the Year Award - recognizes a cancer survivor who has imparted extraordinary inspiration to others on the cancer journey. Congratulations to 2013 recipient Chien-Chi Huang.
NECCS Lorin Lavidor Personal Caregiver of the Year Award - honors someone who has provided outstanding care and support for you or someone you know during the course of treatment/illness. This award recognizes a caregiving hero. Congratulations to 2013 recipient: The Caring Committee, First Parish Universalist Unitarian Church
NECCS Health Care Professional Award - honors a professional who has shown outstanding support to patients/survivors. This could be a doctor, nurse, social worker or any professional who goes above and beyond to help those on the cancer journey. Congratulations to 2013 recipient: Julie Silver, MD.
NECCS Outstanding Achievement Award - recognizes an individual or group whose dedication and efforts have significant impact on the issues that cancer survivors and their loved ones face. Congratulations to 2013 recipient: Pauline Alighieri & Friends of Mel Foundation
New for 2013! NECCS Legislative Champion of the Year Award - recognizes an elected official whose legislative and public policy leadership positively impacts the lives of cancer survivors. Congratulations to 2013 recipient: Senator Stephen Brewer
Congratulations to Past Award Recipients
Janice McGrath Survivor of the Year: Peter Devereaux (2010), Janice McGrath (2009)
Lorin Lavidor Personal Caregiver of the Year: The Horowitz Family (2010), Evelyn Reyes (2009)
Health Care Professional Award: Barbara Shea Civiello, MD & Robin Luczek, RN - both of Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Portsmouth, NH. (2010), Paula Plona MSSA, ACSW (2009)
Oustanding Achievement Award: Joanne Seneta (2010), Thomas Mignosa & James Gerace of Take The Lake 5K (2009)
Volunteer of the Year Award: Violet McGrath (2009)
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