Cancer agency recognizes caregivers

The B.C. Cancer Agency is looking for exceptional individuals whose efforts make a real difference for those living with the disease for the its 2011 Community Caregiver Award.

The B.C. Cancer Agency is looking for exceptional individuals whose efforts make a real difference for those living with the disease for the its 2011 Community Caregiver Award.

The award, sponsored by the B.C. Cancer Foundation, recognizes and celebrates the contributions of individuals who help improve the lives of those living with cancer.

All members of the community who provide care to cancer patients are eligible, from nurses, to pharmacists to volunteers.

The winner of the Community Care Award  will receive a plaque, public recognition of their achievement and $300.

The recipient will be announced at the B.C. Cancer Agency’s annual Cancer Conference banquet Dec. 2 in Vancouver.

Nomination forms can be downloaded or completed online at www.bccancer.bc.ca/communitycareaward. Forms will also be accepted by e-mail at conference@bccancer.bc.ca or by phone at 1-800-663-3333 ext. 674626.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 30.