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Denise Dunning Awards - Call for Nominations

12 December, 2013

We are now accepting nominations for the 2013 Denise Dunning Award. Presented annually at the Nevada Cancer Control Summit, the award was created in 2012 to recognize and celebrate outstanding cancer control efforts in the state of Nevada. The award is given in memory of Denise Faye Dunning, whose passion and leadership was crucial to advancing cancer prevention, control and treatment in Nevada. As the State Comprehensive Cancer Control Coordinator, she was dedicated to the Coalition and its work until cancer took her life.

The Denise Dunning Award recognizes an individual, organization or businesses that has shown great passion and leadership in cancer control throughout the year, or has initiated a unique and successful program or practice specific to cancer prevention education, or control during the year. The Nevada Cancer Coalition Executive Committee reviews all nominations and selects the winner(s) of the award.

The deadline for nominations for the 2013 Denise Dunning Award has been extended through March 31, 2014. Click here for a nomination form.

Past Denise Dunning Award Recipients:


Nevada Cancer Research Foundation, in recognition of their work statewide to connect providers and patients to clinical trials, research and education.

John F. Gray, MD, FACG, in recognition of his vision, leadership, and dedication to preventing colorectal cancer in Nevada.


R.E.D. Rose Program at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, in recognition of this most innovative program providing free breast health services, cancer care, and support to those in need in southern Nevada.

Patty Sredy, RN, BSN, in recognition of her vision, devotion, and commitment to building and leading Saint Mary's cancer program serving northern Nevada.

Tom McCoy, JD, in recognition of his vision, leadership, and dedication to comprehensive cancer control in Nevada.