Monday, July 9, 2018 – Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is proud to acknowledge the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) for selecting the winners of the 2017 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism awards. Each year, the GLCC recognizes outstanding journalistic efforts to advance awareness of lung cancer, the number one cancer killer in the U.S. and globally.
Rachel Manteuffel was recognized for her Washington Post Magazine piece on Lung Cancer Alliance President and CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose. Wendi Winters was recognized for her story on two-time lung cancer survivor and pioneering advocate, Sheila Ross, who helped found Lung Cancer Alliance in Washington, DC. Winters, along with four other colleagues, was recently killed in a shooting at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.
“We are so grateful to the GLCC for rewarding Rachel and Wendi’s work,” said Fenton Ambrose. “Every story told about lung cancer is one more opportunity to combat stigma by generating greater understanding and compassion for those impacted by this disease.”
The GLCC is a coalition of 35 member organizations from 25 countries. LCA, a founding member of the GLCC, joined representatives from three U.S. based GLCC members including the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, CancerCare and the Lung Cancer Research Foundation to comprise the review committee for the 2017 awards, which considered stories published from November 2016 through October 2017.