Dave Woodmansee Award


Nomination Procedure

Nominations must be submitted no later than Wednesday, July 24, 2024. 

An ACS CAN workgroup will select the award winner(s) from among the nominees in accordance with the nomination criteria.

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Award Purpose

Dave Woodmansee was a beloved colleague and friend who fought for cancer patients for more than 30 years in various positions with ACS and ACS CAN, including as Director of State & Local Campaigns. He made a lasting impact on issues including cancer prevention, access to care, and in particular, palliative care for cancer patients. This award is named in his honor. 

The Dave Woodmansee Award is presented annually to an ACS CAN staff person who has shown exemplary leadership in advocacy and public policy over the course of their career. 

Nomination Criteria

To be eligible for the Dave Woodmansee Award, an individual must have demonstrated excellence, determination, and compassion in achieving one or all the following:

  • Advancing ACS CAN's policy agenda through grassroots or direct lobbying at the local, state, or federal level, through executive branch action, or through legal channels. 
  • Building organizational capacity through the recruitment, retention, engagement, and/or development of volunteers, or through other advocacy areas within the Society's framework and/or ACS CAN's staff and volunteer structure.
  • Acting as an external and internal representative for ACS CAN, by engaging strategic external partners and strategic internal partners among ACS teams and team members and generating cohesion within ACS CAN to further ACS CAN’s advocacy priorities.  


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