A Conversation

One of our High Plains Media Award winners had the opportunity to write about a local Kansas City television anchor and his battle with prostate cancer. He sat down with a friend and fellow survivor and had a conversation about the disease and how their stories can help someone else in their fight against prostate cancer.

A special thanks goes out to the iMedia CAPS students in the Blue Valley School District, who produced the video with John Holt and David Emerson.  Thank you all for your help in spreading the awareness message!


American Cancer Society Honors Teresa Shane and Kimberly Winter Stern for Excellence in Cancer Journalism

American Cancer Society Honors Teresa Shane and Kimberly Winter Stern for Excellence in Cancer Journalism

Winners of High Plains Media Award



(AUSTIN, TX) – October 25, 2011– The American Cancer Society is honored to recognize Teresa Shane, Community Reporter for The Daily Star-Journal and Kimberly Winter Stern, Freelance Writer and Editor, as winners of the 2011 High Plains Media Award in the Small Market Daily Feature and Magazine categories.

The Society understands the significant role media coverage plays in public beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to health. The award was one of 19 given to journalists for their cancer-related news stories within the High Plains Division (Hawaii, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas). This year, more than 59 journalists submitted 96 entries into the annual awards program. Submissions included news and feature stories from online, radio, television, newspaper, and magazine journalists.

“Teresa and Kimberly have demonstrated their commitment to educating the community about the importance of cancer research, early detection, how to get help, and what it feels like to be a cancer survivor,” Jackie Bayly-Bryant, spokesperson for the Society. “We are extremely grateful for their efforts to align with the Society’s mission of saving lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back.”

To learn more about the American Cancer Society’s High Plains Division Media Awards, visit cancer.org/highplainsmediaawards.com. For local stories within the High Plains Division, visit cancernewsnow.org.

The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; by helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.



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