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

Congratulations to the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award winners!
AwardsGraphic3The Roundtable has recognized five organizations with the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award, a prestigious national honor recognizing leadership in the ongoing effort to increase colon cancer screening rates across the U.S.

The 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award recognizes organizations and individuals 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 by 2018.

This year’s grand prize winner is Coal Country Community Health Centers of North Dakota. This community health center will receive a $3,000 grant to support its continued efforts to save lives from colon cancer. Other notable honorees include Phoebe Putney Health System of Georgia; Tina Kiser Cancer Concern Coalition of Ohio; Premier Medical Associates of Pennsylvania; and the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority, each of which receive a $1,000 grant.

“The recipients of the 80% by 2018 National Achievement Award are not only contributing to one of the greatest public health efforts of our time – they are leading the way,” said Richard Wender, MD, chief cancer control officer of the Society and NCCRT chair. “This is an ambitious goal, but it is a critical goal. These health centers, organizations, and companies are making a real impact, and we are confident that their efforts will save lives.”

Learn more about these organizations’ exemplary colon cancer screening efforts.



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