Celebrating Impact at the 2023 Annual Update & Awards Celebration
This year’s awards were presented to seven individuals that showed great dedication and passion in making a difference in the community around them. Our recipients all come from different backgrounds and communities across NC, and embody the core values of Lung Cancer Initiative. We are pleased to introduce this year’s recipients below.
2022 Advocates of the Year
Elizabeth Hess, 2022 Healthcare Professional of the Year
Krista Carlson, 2022 Caregiver of the Year
Elissa Doty, 2022 Survivor of the Year
Chad Helton, 2022 Volunteer of the Year
Judy Noble, 2022 Committee Member of the Year
Casey Delahunt, 2022 Junior Volunteer of the Year
Emily Parks, 2022 Leadership Award
Emily Parks was recognized for her outstanding leadership and incredible impact as the chair of the Triad LUNGe Forward 5K Run, Walk & Celebration for 13 years. After losing her father to lung cancer, Emily became a passionate advocate seeking to raise awareness and further education about the disease through her work at Lung Cancer Initiative. Emily continues to advance LCI’s mission as the Board Secretary on LCI’s Board of Directors and as the new chair of LCI’s Marketing Committee.
Congratulations to our winners, we thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for Lung Cancer Initiative.
This year’s annual meeting highlighted the importance of partnership. Our friends from All-In were on-hand to share their mission and why they support area cancer nonprofits. In addition, we celebrated a collaboration between LCI, the American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative, the White Ribbon Project, the Chris Draft Family Foundation, UNC Health and AstraZeneca to raise awareness about lung cancer at a UNC Football game. Checkout video highlights to learn more.