The Young Woman of Distinction is a high school senior who sets herself apart as an individual outstanding in leadership, academics and character. She serves the Chattanooga area with honor, integrity, enthusiasm, generosity, compassion, a willingness to take risks and a personal dedication to goal achievement.
She will be honored at the 32nd Annual Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon being held on Tuesday, May 2, from 11:15 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., at the Chattanooga Convention Center Ballroom.
The event, which benefits the American Lung Association in Tennessee and its mission to prevent lung disease and promote lung health, is a Chattanooga tradition that honors one Tennessee Woman of Distinction, plus 10 of the Chattanooga area's most accomplished women who have distinguished themselves within their family, career and community, as well as the Young Women of Distinction.
Nomination forms are available in the Chattanooga office by calling (423) 629-1098 or by visiting www.TNWomenofDistinction.org. You can also download a nomination form here.
All nominations are due on January 26. They can be faxed to (423) 629-0054, mailed to American Lung Association in Tennessee, 1466 Riverside Dr., Suite D, Chattanooga, TN 37406 or e-mailed to Shirley.email@example.com.
Monies raised from the Women of Distinction Awards Luncheon help fund medical research, advocacy and education and help ensure clean air and healthy lungs for all Tennesseans.
Lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer of women. On average, less than half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will be alive one year after their diagnosis. Despite this, only one percent of women cite lung cancer as being on their radar.
This has to change. Women need to know that anyone can get lung cancer. Lung cancer has the lowest survival rates compared to colon, breast and prostate cancer. Education and research driven medical advances will help to increase survival rates
More information, individual and table reservations and sponsorship levels are available at www.TNWomenofDistinction.org.