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Nominees being accepted for Paula J. Tower Memorial Award

Fri, Aug 1st, 2014
Posted in All Health & Wellness

The Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse is currently accepting nominations for the annual Paula J. Tower Memorial Award.

This award was established to honor Paula Tower’s legacy and to remember the difference just one person can make. Paula was a mammography technologist who worked at Gundersen Health System for more than 16 years. In July 2004, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and her body surrendered to the disease in 2007.

Every year, this award is given to one individual in the Coulee Region who has exemplified the selfless giving of time and energy to advance the message of hope for a future without breast cancer. The winner will be announced at Gundersen’s annual Steppin’ Out in Pink walk on Saturday, Sept. 6 at their La Crosse campus. The presentation will begin at 9 a.m. on the main stage.

Criteria for the award:

•The nominee must reside in Iowa, Minnesota or Wisconsin.

The nominee must have given his or her time and energy to help support local breast cancer programs or have made a significant influence in our community by dealing with breast cancer education, screening, treatment and/or support programs.

•Nominations will be accepted from the general public and should be typed or handwritten on a separate sheet of paper.

All nominations must include the following information:

•Your name, address and phone number

•Nominee’s name, address and phone number

•Detailed description of how the nominee meets the selection criteria

All applications must be mailed before Monday, Aug. 18, to the Paula J. Tower Memorial Award, Norma J. Vinger Center for Breast Care, Attn: Joni Olson, 1900 South Avenue, EB1-002, La Crosse, WI 54601. You can also email your application to

Nominate the person in your life who dreams of a future without breast cancer. For more information, contact Joni at (608) 775-2075.

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