Congratulations to the 2018 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award winners!

The NCCRT has recognized seven organizations with the 2018 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the United States.

The 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award recognizes individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives that support the shared goal to regularly screen 80% of adults 50 and over for colorectal cancer. This program seeks to highlight the work of 80% by 2018 partners and other leaders and organizations who are advancing this important goal.

This year’s recipients include Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, Oklahoma City, OK, as the grand prize winner; and other honorees include AltaMed Health Services, Los Angeles, CA; Ameren, St. Louis, MO; The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, Columbus, OH; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Samuel C. Pace, M.D., Tupelo, MS; and the Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.

The grand prize winner receives $3,000, and each honoree receives $1,000 to support their continued efforts in the fight against colorectal cancer. Honorees also have the option to designate a non-profit of their choice as the recipient of the award funds.

“We are honored to recognize these extraordinary awardees for their dedication and efforts to continue to increase awareness that colorectal cancer screening saves lives, but only if people get tested,” said Dr. Richard Wender, chief cancer control officer, American Cancer Society.

Learn more about these organizations’ exemplary work to increase colorectal cancer screening.

View and share the joint American Cancer Society/NCCRT press release.