The time has finally come to announce the winners of our inaugural Spotlight Awards!
We are excited to announce the winners of our first ever annual Spotlight Awards.
Receiving almost 1,000 nominations from all over the world, including Canada, Austrailia and the United States, the Spotlight Awards by Live Better With are the first ever international cancer awards to shine a light on the achievements of truly remarkable people, products, and services in the cancer community.
Nominated by the public, and voted by a panel of expert judges, the winners are from all walks of life.
The judges included the inspirational speaker and author Sophie Sabbage, consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon and breast cancer survivor Dr Liz O’Riordan, director of cancer services Dr Jimmy Kwok (also known as Dr Yoga) and 2016 Masterchef winner and cancer survivor Jane Devonshire.
On judging the awards, judge Sophie Sabbage, said: “It was an honour to be a judge, and I love the fact that these people are being recognised.”
Judge Jane Devonshire added: “I found it a hard but an incredibly rewarding process and something I am genuinely very proud to be associated with. Everyone was so very inspirational and I am glad that we are able to recognise their commitment and achievements.”
Finding our winners was no small feat. We read through every single nomination submitted and then whittled them down to a shortlist for our judges to determine the final votes.
Honestly, we needed tissues reading through some of the nominations! We were so inspired, moved, and proud reading about how members of the community have dedicated their time, love and effort.
Drum roll, please! And the winners are….
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Spotlight Awards by Live Better With – Full winners list
BEST BLOGGER Beth Semikin of Tumour Has It
BEST BOOK Tea & Chemo by Jackie Buxton
BEST SUPPORT GROUP Younger Breast Cancer Network (YBCN)
BEST SERVICE Together Against Cancer (TAC)
BEST SKINCARE PRODUCT Defiant Beauty
BEST HAIR LOSS PRODUCT Chemo Headwear
BEST COMBATING NAUSEA PRODUCT Sea-Band
BEST BEING COMFORTABLE PRODUCT Care + Wear PICC Line Cover
BEST MIND & BRAIN PRODUCT Joint winners: Badger Balm Cheerful Mind Balm and The Cancer Comfort Gift Hamper by CancerCareParcel
BEST EATING WELL PRODUCT The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook by Dr Clare Shaw
BEST MASTECTOMY PRODUCT Knitted Knockers
REMARKABLE PERSON (Five winners)
– Charlotte Wood, founder of Drain Dollies
– Sarah-Jane Thomson, Specialist nurse at Beatson Cancer Centre in Glasgow
– Sophie Trew, Vlogger and founder of Trew Fields Festival
– Becki McGuinness, Blogger and cancer and fertility campaigner
– Diane Redington, Founder of the GCS Project
Thank you to everyone who made a nomination and congratulations to all of our winners!