2021 Winners

We’re excited to celebrate the five changemakers helping to make a difference in the lives of people affected by cancer. Learn more about their stories.

C2 Catalyst for Care Award

C2 Catalyst for Care Award


Unite for HER

Represented by Susan Weldon, CEO & Founder

Sue Weldon founded Unite for HER after discovering a lack of easily accessible patient-care resources that would complement standard medical treatments. Today, Unite for HER supports funding and delivery of integrative therapies to breast- and ovarian-cancer patients at no personal cost.

C2 Catalyst for Change Award

C2 Catalyst for Change Award


Tomma Hargraves

Lung Cancer Advocate & Volunteer, Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina

Tomma Hargraves is a lung cancer survivor and an advocate for lung cancer awareness and treatment. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina and created a gas card program that helps patients travel to and access care and treatments.

C2 Catalyst for Equity Award

C2 Catalyst for Equity Award


Equal Hope

Represented by Anne Marie Murphy, PhD, Executive Director

Equal Hope is dedicated to saving lives by eliminating health disparities in women’s cancers in Illinois. Their work has led to Chicago being a leader in the United States for reducing breast cancer deaths for African American women.

C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award

C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award


Colin Pritchard, MD, PhD

Director of Clinical Diagnostics, Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine of UW

Dr. Colin Pritchard’s work in advancing precision oncology has led to the development of innovative molecular diagnostics for detecting mutations that guide therapeutic decision-making for cancer patients.

President’s Award

President’s Award


Margaret Stauffer

Chief Mission Officer, Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area

Margaret Stauffer is a psychosocial-oncology expert and, as Chief Mission Officer for Cancer Support Community San Francisco Bay Area, works to increase accessibility to counseling programs for all people impacted by cancer.

2021 Finalists

Congratulations to the finalists who have been recognized by their peers for the inspiring work they do each day – all collectively working to make a difference for those living with and affected by cancer.


C2 Catalyst for Care Award

Finalists for this award bring high-quality cancer care to underserved populations. Consequently, their work drives change at the community-, neighborhood- or hospital-level that results in better cancer care for more people.

Unite for HER

Unite for HER

Represented by
Susan Weldon
CEO & Founder

Andie McConnell, MA

Andie McConnell, MA

Executive Director & Co-Founder,
Fairy Godmother Project

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Patient Services

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - Patient Services

Represented by
Julie Fleshman, JD, MBA
President & CEO
with Case Managers Alejandra Villa and Sean Gonzales


C2 Catalyst for Change Award

Finalists for this award significantly improve the cancer care experience for patients and their loved ones. As a result, the work of these finalists makes a patient’s experience as easy as possible during an extraordinarily difficult time.

Tomma Hargraves

Tomma Hargraves

Lung Cancer Advocate & Volunteer,
Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina

Stacie Lindsey

Stacie Lindsey

CEO & Founder,
Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation

Stephenie K. Kennedy-Rea, EdD, MA

Stephenie K. Kennedy-Rea, EdD, MA

Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control,
WVU Cancer Institute


C2 Catalyst for Equity Award

Finalists for this award have worked to overcome longstanding racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care, ensuring that all patients have equitable access to quality care.

Equal Hope

Equal Hope

Represented by
Anne Marie Murphy, PhD
Executive Director

Carmen Ortiz, PhD

Carmen Ortiz, PhD

Executive Director,
Circulo de Vida

Beulah Brent

Beulah Brent

CEO,
Sisters Working It Out


C2 Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award

Finalists for this award significantly advance precision medicine in oncology to bring new, more personalized tests or treatments to patients. As such, these finalists enhance the ability to provide the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.

Colin Pritchard, MD, PhD

Colin Pritchard, MD, PhD

Director of Clinical Diagnostics,
Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine of UW

Jonathan Simons, MD

Jonathan Simons, MD

Board Member,
Prostate Cancer Foundation

Alana Welm, PhD

Alana Welm, PhD

Professor & Senior Director of Basic Science, Huntsman Cancer Institute