Head & Neck Cancer Alliance Honors Hank Deneski with Distinguished Service Award
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Head and Neck Cancer Alliance Honors Hank Deneski with Distinguished Service Award
Charleston, South Carolina — The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance (HNCA) is proud to announce the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Service Award, Hank Deneski, in recognition of his decades of unwavering dedication to the alliance, its programs, and his ongoing support and mentoring of head and neck cancer patients and survivors.
Hank Deneski, a valued member of the HNCA Ambassador program and Union, OH resident, has been instrumental in furthering the organization’s mission to support and empower individuals affected by head and neck cancer. As a committed ambassador, Hank has been at the forefront of HNCA’s efforts to raise awareness, provide resources, and promote early detection and prevention.
Amanda Hollinger, HNCA’s Executive Director, said, “Hank Deneski embodies the meaning of a servant leader. Since his first diagnosis in 2005, Hank has made it his mission to educate others about the importance of early detection for head and neck cancer and to provide support to patients and caregivers who have gone through treatment”.
The HNCA Ambassador program, which Hank Deneski is a part of, is an initiative that brings together survivors, caregivers, and advocates who are passionate about making a difference in the fight against head and neck cancer. These dedicated individuals work tirelessly to share their stories, provide guidance, and support patients and survivors on their journey to recovery.
Hank Deneski’s remarkable contributions to HNCA extend beyond his participation in the Ambassador program. He has been a beacon of hope and strength for those affected by head and neck cancer, offering valuable insights, guidance, and mentorship to individuals facing the challenges of diagnosis and treatment.
Hank’s commitment to the cause is perfectly captured in his own words: “Working with the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance has given me the resources and tools to encourage others to get screened and provide awareness about how other survivors and patients can find help. I am very honored to receive this award.”
His dedication to raising awareness about the importance of early detection, providing vital information to patients and survivors, and offering unwavering support has been a source of inspiration for all who have had the privilege of working alongside him.
Hank Deneski’s is a 17-year survivor of stage IV squamous cell carcinoma at the base of his tongue. His full profile can be found on the HNCA website, which provides a glimpse into his journey, experiences, and the passion that drives him to make a difference in the lives of those affected by head and neck cancer.
About the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance
The Head and Neck Cancer Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to awareness, education, and improving the quality of life for people affected by head and neck cancer. Their mission is to advance prevention, detection, treatment and rehabilitation of head and neck cancer through public awareness, research, advocacy and survivorship.