American Cancer Society honors The Oklahoman's Jenni Carlson

AWARDS — A NewsOK and The Oklahoman story on an Edmond man's battle against brain cancer has been honored by the American Cancer Society.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: September 24, 2012

The American Cancer Society has honored The Oklahoman columnist Jenni Carlson for her story on an Edmond man's battle against cancer.

Carlson's story “His cancer answer: Play hard, have fun,” received the American Cancer Society High Plains Media Award in the newspapers big market daily feature category. The story chronicles how Matt Allen, a volunteer assistant coach for the McGuinness high school softball team, has embraced life and his struggle against brain cancer using a “Team Allen” approach.

The awards recognize stories that “informed us, touched us and encouraged us to take action in the fight against cancer,” said Dr. Mark Clanton, chief medical officer for the ACS High Plains division.

You can read Carlson's story, which published on Sept. 24, 2011, here.

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