Nominate an Oncology Social Worker as an Unsung Hero

Compassionate caregivers around the country are doing extraordinary work on the front lines of the fight against cancer. These doctors, nurses, social workers, and others offer comfort, courage, and inspiration to people facing cancer and their families.

The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award recognizes the unsung heroes of cancer care and brings to light the critical role that outstanding caregivers play in the healing process. Nominations for the 2009 Lane Adams Quality of Life Award are being accepted by the American Cancer Society until October 15. Honorees will be recognized at the Society¹s National Board of Directors meeting in May in Atlanta.

For more information about the Lane Adams award and for nomination forms, visit

Past Lane Adams award recipients have included a number of social workers including:

Paula Plona, ACSW, OSW-C received the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award for her outstanding work with cancer patients at the Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care, Concord, N.H.

Heather Spotts, LMSW, OSW-C received the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award as an oncology social worker at the Breslin Cancer Center at Michigan State University.

Jennifer Maggiore, MSW, LCSW received the Lane Adams Quality of Life Award. As an oncology social worker at St. Vincent¹s Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, Jennifer Maggiore was known as a tenacious patient advocate who would always go the extra mile.

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