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Pink Diamond Award 

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada values the role volunteers have in advancing our mission to save lives through breast cancer research.  We recognize volunteers as partners and are committed to engaging them in effective, productive and meaningful assignments developed to carry out our mission.

The Society recognizes that achievements and growth could not be sustained without the help of dedicated volunteers. While on-going recognition is essential, the annual Pink Diamond Award formally recognizes and honours one individual who has advanced the Breast Cancer Society’s mission through his/her time, efforts and support to the organization.

Please take a few minutes of your time to review the award guidelines and process. When you are ready to nominate one of your peers or someone you know, click "Submit A Nomination". Feel free to nominate as many people as you like! 

Eligibility: An individual who has met one or several of the requirements listed below:

1. Interacted with a variety of staff groups

2. Provided long term exceptional service to BCSC

3. Performed a single action that has a large impact on BCSC

4. Advanced BCSC’s mission through talent and service

5. Attendance and active participation in committee(s)

6. Demonstrated passion and positive attitude

7. Recruitment and encouragement of other volunteers

Nomination Procedures: Nominators can be Breast Cancer Society staff members, Board of Directors, volunteers and family and friends of volunteers. 

Nominations method: Download, print and send completed Pink Diamond Award form to Breast Cancer Society of Canada, 420 East St N, Sarnia, ON, N7T 6Y5, or scan and email to, or complete the online form below.

Nomination or Submission Deadline: Nominations must be received by March 1st, 2017

Award Committee Membership: The award committee will be comprised of Breast Cancer Society Volunteer Coordinator, Executive Director, and 1 staff or volunteer.

Method of Selecting Award Recipient:  The award committee will use a rating scale based on the criteria outlined on the rating form. The committee selects a candidate based on the candidates’ ratings and reports its nominee to the Board of Directors for approval at the March board meeting

Presentation of the Award: The award will be announced and presented (if possible) during National Volunteer Week in April 2017.


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 2016 Pink Diamond Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient

Valerie Marzola is one of the Society’s most dedicated ambassadors. Valerie truly embodies the love, hope and inspiration that BCSC wishes to share across the country. Valerie has been involved in the Mississauga Mother's Day Walk for several years and has used the power of words and experience by sharing the story of her breast cancer journey and her bravery. In addition to her volunteer support, she inspires many people to walk alongside her and to raise funds for lifesaving breast cancer research.

Congratulations Valerie and THANK YOU for your onging support!

The Breast Cancer Society of Canada is a tax-exempt and registered charity (charitable registration number 137969861R0001).