Honoring Oncology Nurses as Extraordinary Healers

CURE® 2019 Extraordinary Healer®
Award for Oncology Nursing

This year's event will be held on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Hilton Anaheim in Anaheim, California. 
DATE: Thursday, April 11th 6:00 – 7:30 pm

*Check in from 5:30-6:00 pm

VENUE: The Hilton Anaheim (Hilton Pacific A-D)

777 W Convention Way Anaheim, CA 92802-3425







Each year, CURE® magazine gives readers a unique opportunity to honor an oncology nurse through the Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing by describing the compassion, expertise and helpfulness that a special oncology nurse has exhibited.

At the Extraordinary Healer Award® for Oncology Nursing reception, held in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society's (ONS) Annual Congress and attended by nearly a thousand nurses from across the country, each of the three nominations are read aloud, and one nurse is awarded the Extraordinary Healer Award® and a special prize in recognition of his or her service to patients with cancer and survivors.

In addition to the presentation of the finalist essays, the reception also features a recognized keynote speaker, food, music and an overall celebration of the field of oncology nursing. In 2019, the awards ceremony and celebration will be held during the 44th ONS Annual Congress in Anaheim, California.

Guest Speaker

New York Times best-selling author and the winner of the Fan Favorite award at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, Giuliana Rancic is an entertainment journalist, author, entrepreneur, fashion designer and beauty expert with over 3.5 million devoted followers on Twitter and 10 million followers across her social media platforms. She is the co-star of E!’s hugely popular Fashion Police team and has been on the red carpet for every mega-event in the entertainment industry (Oscars, Grammy Awards, Golden Globes) interviewing the stars and getting breaking Hollywood scoop as well as fashion tips, diet and fitness advice, travel tips and all things pop culture.

Giuliana recently created her own signature brand of wine, Xo, G. It’s unique in that four single serve shatter-proof cups make up one bottle. It can be found at Walmart and other large retailers across the country and Canada. It is launching in other international territories in 2016 and was recently voted one of the top selling new wine brands of 2015.

Giuliana launched her own clothing line, G by Giuliana, on HSN – the most successful clothing line debut on HSN in 2012 and won the highly coveted HSN Best Brand Launch award. Three years in, G by Giuliana has become one of the most successful clothing brands on HSN, as well as the highest grossing apparel brand on HSN.com.

In April 2015, her highly anticipated memoir, Going Off Script was released by Random House and made several lists on the highly coveted New York Times Best Sellers List.

In 2006, Rancic released her highly-praised debut book, Think Like A Guy: How to Get a Guy By Thinking Like One. It is a practical and funny handbook of rules on landing the man of your dreams. In 2010, Rancic released her second book, I Do, Now What?, published by Random House. Giuliana co-authored the book with her husband, Bill Rancic.

In 2013, Rancic created “Fab-U-Wish,” a program to grant fashion, beauty and celebrity-themed wishes to women battling breast cancer. This program is just one aspect of her ongoing mission to help those going through hardships to find happiness and a positive outlook on life. Others charitable initiatives include The Pink Agenda, Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Operation Smile, Dress For Success, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago and the Children’s Miracle Networks.

In 2002, Giuliana joined E! News as a correspondent and in 2005 became solo anchor and managing editor for the show, taking it from the lowest rated show on the network to number one…incredibly within one year. Giuliana recently retired from her role as anchor on E! News to focus on her clothing line, wine company, her charity, as well as other endeavors in television and digital.

Giuliana’s recent awards include “Fan Favorite” at the 2014 Daytime Emmy Awards, HSN’s 2013 “Brand of the Year” award for her clothing line G by Giuliana, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s “Caring Is Sexy Award,” “Sexiest Mom” from Victoria’s Secret "What Is Sexy?" Awards, “Beautiful Humanitarian” award from Professional Beauty Association, the “Ellen Stovall Award” from Lilly Oncology and NCCS and Operation Smile’s 2011 “Universal Smiles” award.

Rancic is a force both on-camera and off but her remarkable success didn’t come easily. She is a true result of “The American Dream” and an inspiration to people, both young and old. She was born in Naples, Italy, in a modest neighborhood, and moved to the United States when she was a little girl. Her love affair with television journalism began before she could even speak English – her parents couldn’t afford a tutor, so she learned the language by watching TV. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in journalism from American University. While in attendance, Giuliana worked for a Capitol Hill news bureau covering a number of stories related to the Pentagon, Supreme Court, White House and State Department.

She lives in both Chicago and Los Angeles with her husband, Bill and their son, Duke.


The pre-registration period for early entry has now closed. Please note that pre-registrants who do not pick up their Fast Pass ticket will not be able to take advantage of the expedited check-in process, meaning they will wait on line with the rest of the general seating group. You are encouraged to show up early to join the general seating/admission group. Doors will open for the general seating/admission group at 5:45 pm.


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