July 9, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 9, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Prevent Cancer Foundation®, in partnership with the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), awarded Rachel Manteuffel and Wendi Winters the 2017 GLCC Excellence in Journalism award for their work reporting on lung cancer. This annual award is selected by the four U.S.-based members of the GLCC and recognizes journalists who have produced exceptional work on the issue of lung cancer awareness, research, prevention and early detection.
Rachel Manteuffel, writer for The Washington Post, was honored for her piece on Lung Cancer Alliance President and CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose and her efforts to dismantle the stigma surrounding lung cancer. Carolyn Aldigé, CEO of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, presented Manteuffel with the award on June 19.
Wendi Winters, a reporter for the Capital Gazette, received the GLCC Excellence in Journalism award for her profile on Shiela Ross, a two-time lung cancer survivor and advocate. Tragically, Wendi Winters was killed during a mass shooting at the Capital Gazette.
“The Prevent Cancer Foundation is saddened and horrified to hear of Wendi’s death,” said Aldigé. ”We’d like to extend our deepest condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. We are truly grateful for the work she did to bring the need for lung cancer early detection into the spotlight.”
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the U.S. and around the world. There is a continued need for more awareness of lung cancer prevention and early detection, and we commend Rachel Manteuffel and Wendi Winters for using their platforms as journalists to give a voice to lung cancer advocates.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is a proud member of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, a group of 35 member organizations from 25 countries. The Foundation joined Lung Cancer Alliance, 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.
About The Prevent Cancer Foundation®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy.
For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.