In 2003, ASTRO created the Survivor Circle as a way to honor cancer survivors. Each year, ASTRO partners with two local patient support organizations and features them at the Survivor Circle in the Exhibit Hall at the Annual Meeting. It was our hope that by partnering with local organizations in the states that host our meeting, we would be able to not only give back to the states we visit, but also help raise awareness of these important organizations among our members.
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle Award to honor cancer survivors in the cities where its Annual Meeting is held. This award recognizes local cancer survivors who give back to the community. The winner recieves a cash prize of $1,000 and is recognized at the Award Ceremony at the Annual Meeting, as well as in the Survivor Circle on the Exhibit Hall floor.
We are currenly seeing applicants for the Survivor Circle Award. To be eligible, you must live in the Atlanta metropolitan area and be a cancer survivr (a person living with the diagnosis of cancer) and have received radiation therapy as part of their treatment.
Learn more about and apply for the Survivor Circle Award. The deadline to apply is June 9, 2013.
Survivor Circle Passport Program
Through the Survivor Circle Passport Program, ASTRO raises funds for the two organizations featured in the Survivor Circle. Since its inception, the Survivor Circle has raised more than $250,000 for our partner organizations.
We are currently seeking applicants for the state of Georgia for the Survivor Circle Grant. The two recipients will each receive grants of up to $10,000 and will be featured in the Survivor Circle at our Annual Meeting September 22-25, 2013, in Atlanta.
The deadline to apply is May 6, 2013. Learn more about the Survivor Circle Grant