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The Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and UC Irvine Cancer Connection’s Annual Holiday Celebration for Adult Cancer Survivors gives cancer survivors a chance to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season.  The celebration is held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Orange, and is a wonderful time for survivors to share experiences with friends, family and the UC Irvine healthcare team that is dedicated to supporting them in their quest for long-term survivorship.

C. Ronald Koons, MD Humanitarian Award

The C. Ronald Koons, MD Humanitarian Award recognizes a cancer center employee or volunteer, who personifies the UC Irvine Cancer Connection mission and values by going above and beyond the call of duty in providing outstanding patient care through innovative means or exceptional service or leadership at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. The award is presented to a cancer center employee or volunteer who distinguishes himself/herself through voluntary and non-compensated humanitarian endeavors.

Past Award Recipients:

2013    Alan and Kelly Jeffrey

2012    Frank and Linda Meyskens

2011    Barbara Anabo

2010    Donna Baker

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an exceptional level of quality of care to our patients and their families.  Recipients demonstrate a consistently high level of quality of work along with displaying a commitment to service and serving the cancer center community, and meeting the criteria for the UC Irvine Health mission, vision and values.

Past Awards Recipients:

2013     Altrusa International, Inc./Hope Reads