Volunteer Advocacy Leadership 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

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) presents Volunteer Advocacy Leadership Awards each year to outstanding State Lead Ambassadors, ACT Leads, and Young Leaders who have excelled in some way over the course of the year. In addition, the State Advocacy Team of the Year is awarded annually to the top combined volunteer/staff team.

Nomination Criteria

To be nominated for one of the Volunteer Advocacy Leadership awards, an individual/team should have excelled in activities related to building or sustaining their state's volunteer structure and/or elevating the profile of advocacy, ACS CAN and its public policy agenda. For the Young Leader Award, the nominee should be someone who is between the ages of 18 and 35. Stated accomplishments in the nomination might demonstrate:

  • A successful team approach to advancing our efforts
  • Exceptional recruitment/retention/recognition abilities
  • Excelling at ACS CAN fundraising 
  • Effectively communicating the ACS CAN public policy agenda to the media and elsewhere
  • Participating in and/or led local/state/federal coalitions in support of ACS CAN's public policy agenda
  • Promoting advocacy at Relay and/or other ACS events
  • Promoting advocacy and/or ACS CAN within other ACS departments
  • Participating in a state Cancer Action Day

Nominations for the State Advocacy Team of the Year may be submitted through either the Volunteer Advocacy Leadership Award Nomination page or through the Staff Advocacy Leadership Award Nomination page.  


Information on the Nominee:

Nomination Rationale:

Describe how the nominee(s) addressed one or more of the criteria above and the specific role played in those accomplishments:

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