In 2003, ASTRO created the Survivor Circle as a way to honor cancer survivors. Each year, ASTRO partners with two local patient support organizations and features them at the Survivor Circle in the Exhibit Hall at the Annual Meeting. It was our hope that by partnering with local organizations in the states that host our meeting, we would be able to not only give back to the states we visit, but also help raise awareness of these important organizations among our members.
ASTRO established the Survivor Circle Award to honor cancer survivors in the cities where its Annual Meeting is held. This award recognizes local cancer survivors who give back to the community. The winner receives a cash prize of $1,000 and is recognized at the Award Ceremony at the Annual Meeting, as well as in the Survivor Circle on the Exhibit Hall floor.
Learn more about the Survivor Circle Award.
Survivor Circle Grant
Each year we offer two Survivor Circle grants of $8,500 to non-disease site specific cancer support organizations in the states that we visit during our annual scientific meeting. The Survivor Circle Grant program is an excellent opportunity for support organizations to advance their projects and get some recognition in the ASTRO community. Congratulations to this year's Survivor Circle Grant recipients Dan's House of Hope in Houston and ThriveWell Cancer Foundation in San Antonio.
Learn more about the Survivor Circle Grant.
Survivor Circle Passport Program
Through the Survivor Circle Passport Program, ASTRO raises funds for the two organizations featured in the Survivor Circle. Since its inception, the Survivor Circle has raised more than $270,000 for our partner organizations.
Learn more about the Survivor Circle Passport Program.