Recipient of the 2017 Jack Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award announced

The Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN) is pleased to announce Jackie Manthorne BA, BEd, President and CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network as the recipient of the of the 2017 Jack Shapiro Lifetime Achievement Award.

Named after former Chair of the CCAN Board of Directors, Jack Shapiro, this prestigious award recognizes volunteers that exemplify the spirit of service through a long-term commitment to improving care for those affected by cancer.

It is the single highest recognition given by the Board to acknowledge those who have demonstrated a unique, valuable and lasting impact on the Canadian cancer control landscape. This year, the award was presented to Ms. Manthorne by Robin Markowitz Chair of the Selection Committee, at the Annual General Meeting held in Toronto on September 14, 2017.

Over the past twenty years, Ms. Manthorne has demonstrated an unbridled passion to advocate on behalf of cancer patients. As co-founder of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, Ms. Manthorne gathered a national network of patients, families, survivors, friends, community partners, and sponsors to support the cancer patient community.

With her direction and vision, the network promotes the very best standard of care, support, follow-up, and quality of life for patients and survivors. It also educates the public and policymakers about cancer and encourages research on ways to overcome barriers to optimal cancer care and follow-up care for survivors. Through her leadership and valuable service, Ms. Manthorne’s efforts continue to give cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers a strong and united voice within the cancer system.