March 7, 2006

Contact: Courtney Smith (505) 272-3690

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The People's Caring Awards, presented by and benefitting People Living Through Cancer Inc., pays tribute to individuals and health care professionals for their compassion and support for cancer survivors within the community. Of this year's54 nominations, eleven nominees are from the University of New Mexico Cancer Research and Treatment Center .

On Sunday, March 12, all nominees will be honored and five will receive an award highlighting their encouragement and understanding in helping people deal with cancer. The awards unite cancer survivors and health care professionals to promote and celebrate the quality of life after a cancer experience.

The 11 nominees from the CRTC are as follows: Cheryl L. Willman, M.D., Anne Marie Wallace, M.D., Michelle Saenz, Nurse, Mary Roach, Nurse Practitioner, Holly Rice, Nurse Practitioner, James LaCour, Security, Nicole Tull, Nursing Asst., Tracie Swafford, Onc Nurse, Trish Seeber, RN, Christine Forsythe, Admin Asst., and Monica Bauer, Volunteer.

Congratulations to the11 nominees from UNM CRTC for their hard work and continued dedication.