WASHINGTON--Zeneca Pharmaceuticals and its National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month (NBCAM) co-sponsors have presented First Lady
Hillary Rodham Clinton with the Government Leadership Award for
her outstanding initiative in launching efforts to educate women
Special awards were given to three sets of "partners"
who have played pivotal roles in breast cancer awareness: former
First Lady Betty Ford and her daughter Susan Ford Bales; Nancy
Brinker and, posthumously, her sister, Susan G. Komen; and Harvey
Kushner and, posthumously, his wife, Rose.
Community outreach programs honored were Carilion Health System,
Roanoke, Va; Emory University School of Medicine; and Hartford
Awards for achievement in providing employees access to breast
cancer screening and education at the worksite went to Metrolina
Outreach Mammography, Charlotte, NC, and Tri Valley Growers, San
In the print media category, Oncology Times received an award
for its stories on the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel
Primary Care & Cancer, under the editorial direction
of James McCarthy and published by PRR, Inc. (which also publishes
the journal Oncology and Oncol-ogy News International), was honored
for its Breast Self-Examination Guide, and John Gentile, Jr.,
president of PRR, won an Awareness Achievement Award (see photograph
below), which he accepted on behalf of the entire staff.