Nominations will be accepted starting on January 25 through March 15.
Each year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recognizes the outstanding contributions of individuals, corporations, and organizations for their achievements in helping position LLS as the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers through its National Recognition & Awards Program.
The program celebrates those whose contributions have significantly impacted our mission and are deserving of national recognition.
The Robert de Villiers Spiral of Life Award
History: The Robert de Villiers Spiral of Life Award honors the founders, the de Villiers family. In 1944, in memory of their son Robert, Rudolph and Antoinette de Villiers started a foundation that today is known as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Description and Nomination Criteria: The Robert de Villiers Spiral of Life Award recognizes an individual who, through their leadership and tireless efforts to raise funds and influence policy, has advanced the overall mission of LLS. Recipient should have previously been recognized by the chapter or with a national award.
Vision for Life Award
History: The Vision for Life Award was established in 1998 to recognize those individuals, corporations or organizations that furthered LLS's mission by having the vision to “look outside the box" and helped develop a new campaign or program of LLS.
Description and Nomination Criteria: The Vision for Life Award recognizes an individual, corporation or organization whose ability to think outside the box has helped to create a new fundraising campaign/program or enhanced an existing event with national potential.
All nominations will be reviewed by a member of the National Senior Management Team.
The Advocacy Award recognizes the commitment and dedication of individuals who support the Public Policy initiatives.
All nominations should be vetted by the Office of Public Policy before being submitted for consideration and approval.
The Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has been active in a chapter for at least three years, and has provided expertise and guidance that have helped the chapter achieve new levels of success.
Quality of Life Award
The Quality of Life Award recognizes a member of the medical community, a social worker, or a caregiver who has provided outstanding support, counsel or guidance to blood cancer patients, their families, a medical institution and/or an LLS patient services program.
Special Recognition Award
The Special Recognition Awards recognizes an individual who is deserving of recognition for their outstanding commitment to an event or program that has resulted in increasing revenue and building public awareness of LLS and its mission.
Partners Against Blood Cancer Award
History: The Partners Against Blood Cancer Award was established in 1998 to recognize a corporation or an organization that has demonstrated their ongoing support and enduring commitment to LLS.
Description and Nomination Criteria: The Partners Against Blood Cancer Award recognizes a corporation or an organization that has demonstrated ongoing support and enduring commitment to LLS. The following levels have been created:
(5) Years + Bronze Level, (10) Years + Silver Level, (15) Years + Gold Level, (20) Years + Platinum Level, (30) Years + Diamond and (40) Years + Ruby Level.
*NEW* Certificate of Thanks and Appreciation
A framed letter expressing thanks and appreciation signed by LLS’s President & CEO. This document recognizes the support of retail establishments who have supported LLS in a variety of ways and while expressing thanks and appreciation it also serves to increase customer awareness of the LLS.
For nomination guidelines and frequently asked questions, click here.
For assistance with any additional questions including information on past recipients, please contact the Awards Coordinator, Denise Costa at National-Awards@lls.org.