Monday, March 17, 2008

Rio Grande Cancer Foundation Wins Communications Award

One of the magazines that I write for, In the Know, won an award! Here's the info:

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation has been named a Gold award winner for excellence in communications by the 2008 Wilmer Shields Rich Awards Program. Sponsored by the Council on Foundations, a national organization based out of Washington, D.C., the awards program recognizes effective communications efforts to increase public awareness of foundations and their giving programs.

The Rio Grande Cancer Foundation has received the award for its magazine publication In The Know: Understanding the Cancer Experience. The Foundation has been awarded in previous years for outstanding communication in its website as well. Evaluators of the magazine commented on the “top flight magazine design”, “crisp, contemporary and engaging writing”, and “compelling stories”.

The award will be presented at Philanthropy’s Vision: A Leadership Summit, in National Harbor, Maryland, on Monday, May 5, 2008. The Summit, a groundbreaking event that combines the Council on Foundation’s three annual conferences, will gather leaders from around the world in one place, at one time, to discuss how philanthropy can work together to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“We are delighted to have been so recognized by an organization whose commitment to public accountability and effective communications serves as a model for others”, said Patty TiscareƱo, Executive Director of the Rio Grande Cancer Foundation. “In The Know: Understanding the Cancer Experience is beginning its second year of publication and this announcement furthers our resolve to make this important resource the premier publication for cancer patients and their families.”

Entries to the awards program included annual or biennial reports, magazines/periodicals, special reports, public information campaigns and websites. This year, 213 entries were submitted to the awards program.

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