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Nominations for 2007 Caregiver of the Year Award

Posted on: 06/16/2007

Do you know someone who has made a positive difference
 in the life of a person with a brain tumor?

2007 Caregiver of the Year Award

Each year the Tug McGraw Foundation receives hundreds of letters from patients describing their gratitude to the person who has helped care for them. Our foundation’s mission is to improve quality of life for brain tumor patients and caregivers. Annually we present three awards, and this year we are adding a fourth: Caregiver of the Year.
The Caregiver of the Year will be honored at the 2007 Tug McGraw Gala in St. Louis on November 2, 2007. The Tug McGraw Foundation will provide the Caregiver with a trip for two to receive the award in St. Louis, including domestic coach airfare for two, a one-night one-room hotel stay, and Gala tickets for the Caregiver and Guest. The winner’s essay and story will appear on the Tug McGraw Foundation’s website.
What defines a great caregiver? Caregivers are often unsung heroes. From professional caregivers to family and friends, a caregiver helps manage the physical, mental, emotional and social well-being of the patient. Every story is unique, but the Tug McGraw Foundation seeks out those that have embraced the “Ya Gotta Believe” Spirit that Tug McGraw exemplified.
Candidates may be nominated by anyone—patient, family member, co-worker, friend, or themselves!—for their care and support of a pediatric or adult patient with a brain or spinal chord tumor or metastasized brain cancer during the past 12 months.
Please describe in 300 words or less why your nominee should be recognized as Caregiver of the Year. Submit your nomination by July 15,2007 to:
Tug McGraw Foundation, Attn: Andrea Butler
1303 Jefferson St., Suite 100B, Napa, CA94559
or via email to:
Please mark envelope “Caregiver.”  The award honoree will be contacted by phone by August 30, 2007.   TMF will send confirmation of receipt for all nominations. Please make a copy of your nomination before mailing, and call or email if you do not receive confirmation within 21 days. 707.255.1884 ext 108 or
In your nomination, please include:
  • Name, phone number, and email of person submitting the nomination (you may also choose to be anonymous, but we will be unable to send a confirmation without contact information)
  • Name, city/state and phone number of nominee (required)
  • 300 word (maximum) description of the nominee’s commitment as a caregiver
The Tug McGraw Foundation extends a warm THANK YOU to all of the caregivers who support brain tumor patients with compassion, courage and the “Ya Gotta Believe”Spirit!

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