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Nominations now being taken for Elizabeth Heins memorial award

PLATTSBURGH - Nominations are being sought for the Elizabeth Heins Inspirational Survivorship Award. The award is named in honor of the late Elizabeth Heins of Plattsburgh.

While living with many medical issues including breast cancer, Heins served as an inspiration to many. The Treasure Chests, FitzPatrick Cancer Center's breast cancer support group, created the award to honor other breast cancer survivors who have similar qualities. The deadline for nomination letters is Friday, April 16.

In writing the nomination, consider the following:

How has this person been an inspiration to others?

What personality traits does she have that help her through life's challenges?

Has she/how has she been involved with survivorship activities (i.e. American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Reach for Recovery etc.)

How has being a cancer survivor influenced her life?

A committee will review the nominations and select this year's awardee. Letters may be submitted to the FitzPatrick Cancer Center, ATTN: Elli Collins, 75 Beekman St., Plattsburgh N.Y. 12901 or via e-mail to ecollins@cvph.org. Include Heins Award in the e-mail subject line.

For more information, visit www.cvph.org and click on the Elizabeth Heins Award icon.

The award will be presented at the Treasure Chests Soir e Thursday, May 20, at the Rainbow Wedding and Banquet Hall in Altona.

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