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Deadline of March 9: American Lung Association & The C. Everett Koop Institute present

Tuesday, February 16, 2016  
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
In the war against Big Tobacco, there are many people who fight daily to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit. A victory occurs every time a smoker quits and every time a kid chooses not to pick up a cigarette. These victories are so important, and they save lives. However, they often go uncelebrated – as do the people who helped make them happen.

That is why the American Lung Association and The C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth present our annual Unsung Heroes’ Award: to celebrate the heroes that make a tobacco-free future possible. The next award recipient will be announced on June 24, 2016 at an Awards Dinner in Chicago, IL.

Please recognize your colleagues, friends and heroes by nominating them for the Unsung Heroes’ Award.  Anyone can submit a nomination.  Anyone working to end the tobacco epidemic in the United States is eligible and all qualified candidates will be considered for the award, including staff and volunteers of the American Lung Association and other organizations working on tobacco control and prevention.

To nominate a candidate, please submit the following:
  1. A letter from the nominator, not to exceed two pages, outlining the reasons for the nomination.
  2. A seconding letter, not to exceed one page.
  3. A curriculum vitae or summary of the candidate’s activities in tobacco control.
All materials must be submitted no later than Wednesday, March 9, 2016. Nomination materials must be grouped together, and emailed to Anne DiGiulio at or mailed to American Lung Association, c/o Anne DiGiulio; 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. 

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