Tanya Snyder, NFL Spokesperson for Breast Cancer Awareness and wife of Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder, accepted the American Cancer Society's Impact Award on behalf of the National Football League on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in Atlanta.
The Impact Award honors corporations that have given $1 million or more to the American Cancer Society in the previous calendar year through corporate philanthropy or in-kind support, cause marketing and sponsorship, employee giving and team fundraising.
This year's winning corporations collectively contributed $36 million in 2010 to the Society's efforts to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays.
"I am pleased to see these companies receiving well-deserved recognition for all that they have done and continue to do to enable the American Cancer Society to work toward a world with less cancer and more birthdays," said Society CEO John R. Seffrin, Ph.D. "We are also so appreciative of the ongoing support we receive from so many individuals who work for these companies. These relationships have a direct impact on our ability to save lives."
A breast cancer survivor herself, Mrs. Snyder has been active in several NFL breast cancer awareness indicatives. She teamed up with the Zeta Tau Alpa (ZTA) sorority in 1999 created a national model for the THINK-PINK! breast cancer awareness and education campaign throughout the NFL.
Mrs. Snyder along with Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley, as well as his wife, Christy, also hosts the annual All-Star Survivors Celebration at Redskins Park, in which area women currently battling breast cancer receive new wigs, scarves, makeup, jeans and a custom-made pink and burgundy Redskins jersey.
The American Cancer Society Corporate Impact Awards are presented annually on behalf of the Society's Corporate & Systems Initiative – an effort which creates meaningful, long-term relationships with corporations and employers of all sizes by engaging them in delivery of the Society's lifesaving mission and support for its numerous programs and services.