The Orange County, California, affiliate of the prominent breast cancer advocacy organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure is reaching out to the public and requesting nominees for three breast cancer awards, which will be announced at a March 5th function called the MasCUREade.
The nonprofit group seeks to honor patients who have actually engaged in the fight against breast cancer or assisted a survivor through his or her difficult struggle, Daily Pilot reports.
Award categories include the Most Inspirational Breast Cancer Survivor, Outstanding Breast Health Advocate and the Most Inspirational Breast Cancer Co-survivor, which is awarded to a nominee who supported a breast cancer survivor.
"At Komen, we really value the importance of co-survivorship and the role of co-survivors in the care and treatment of survivors through their breast cancer journey," Erin Touslee, director of mission programs in the group's Orange County chapter, told the news source.
She added, "We feel that there are many who play a role in supporting breast cancer survivors."
Since the organization was established in 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research, health services and education.