CURE Magazine Calls on Cancer Patients, Survivors and Nurses to Nominate an Extraordinary Nurse for 2015 Healer Award


Nation's largest cancer magazine seeks nominations for ninth annual contest to recognize oncology nurses who offer outstanding support to patients and families

Plainsboro, NJ — January 23, 2015 – CURE, published by CURE Media Group of Plainsboro, NJ, is now accepting essay nominations for the 2015 Extraordinary Healersm Award for Oncology Nursing, a program recognizing nurses whose compassion, expertise and helpfulness have made an incredible impact for someone affected by cancer.

CURE invites cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and oncology nurses from across the country to submit a 400-1,000 word nominating essay describing what makes a particular nurse an extraordinary healer. Essays will be accepted through mail or online from now through 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 20.

“Many cancer patients and families feel a significant bond with an oncology nurse who gets to know them, helping them along the roller-coaster-ride that is cancer,” said Mike Hennessy, Jr., president of CURE Media Group. “One could imagine that these are special people, but each year the stories from our readers really drive that point home with examples of oncology nurses who are going above and beyond.”

Oncology nursing is a challenging field that blends specialized medical knowledge with a desire to support patients and families impacted by cancer. The complexities of evolving cancer treatments call upon oncology nurses to remain well-educated, independent thinkers while also providing comfort, education and advocacy for patients undergoing complicated, sometimes long-term treatments for the disease.

Once the nomination period ends, a team of judges from the CURE staff will select the top three finalists for the award, each to be honored along with their respective essayists at a reception held in conjunction with the Oncology Nursing Society’s 40th Annual Congress ( on April 23 in Orlando, Fl. During the awards reception, one nurse will be presented with the 2015 Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing and will also receive an all-expenses-paid spa trip for two. The finalists, essayists and one guest each will receive round-trip airfare and two-night accommodations for the reception. The winning essay will be featured in an upcoming issue of CURE.

Since the inception of the Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing in 2007, more than 1,000 nurses have been nominated. The finalists and essayists honored over the past eight years have included both men and women, adults and children, all representing a variety of cancer centers and hospitals in 18 different states.

More information, contest rules, submission forms and last year’s finalist essays for the Extraordinary Healer Award for Oncology Nursing can be found online at

About CURE Magazine and CURE Media Group

CURE Media Group’s flagship product, CURE magazine, is the indispensable guide to every stage of the cancer experience. With nearly 1 million readers, CURE is the largest consumer publication in the United States focused entirely on cancer, with broad distribution to cancer patients, cancer centers, and advocacy groups. Through the magazine, live meetings, a resource guide for the newly diagnosed, the Extraordinary Healersm national nursing award, and other books and online tools, CURE Media Group combines science and humanity to make cancer understandable. CURE Media Group is part of the Plainsboro, NJ-based Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc. (MJH) family of businesses, which includes the acclaimed OncLive ( platform of resources for the practicing oncologist. For more information, visit or


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