The Call for Nominations for 2018 is now closed
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.
History: The Chairman's Awards was established in 1990 and revised in 2017, along with the following sub-categories: Advocacy, Leadership, and Special Recognition.
Description and Nomination Criteria: The Chairman’s Citation Award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of an individual or corporation who/that has demonstrated significant dedication and commitment to a chapter and the overall LLS mission and is deserving of national recognition.
- Chairman's 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.
- Chairman's 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 and leadership.
- Chairman's 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.
- Chairman's Special Recognition Award
Recognizes an individual who is deserving of recognition for his/her outstanding commitment to an event or program that has resulted in an increased public awareness of LLS and its mission.
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 creativity, passion and ability to think outside of the box has helped develop a new fundraising campaign or service program that has the potential for national implementation.
All nominations will be reviewed by a member of the National Senior Management Team.
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 their 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.
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, Robert "Robbie" Roesler de Villiers died of leukemia at age 16. Robbie's parents, Rudolph and Antoinette, started a foundation that today is known as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Description and Nomination Criteria: The Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated his/her enduring commitment to LLS's mission to finding cures for blood cancer and to improving the lives of patients and their families. Through their tireless efforts to raise funds, influence policy and by their leadership have advanced the overall mission and stature of LLS and helped to position it as one of the nation’s most influential and successful volunteer health agencies. Recipient should have previously been recognized by the chapter or with a national award.
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.