Who can pass up the chance to give $50K to their favorite palliative care leader or organization if it turns out that it won't cost you a dime? The Regence Foundation has established a new program, the Sojourns Award, aimed to promote palliative and end-of-life care in Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. It is meant to recognize individuals or non-profits that provide exemplary leadership and innovation in palliative care. One winner from each state will receive the Sojourns Award along with $50,000 (keep in mind before you go out and buy that new flat screen TV that individual awardees will need to give the money to a non-profit.)
The call for nominations is now out at the Regence Foundation website with a deadline of December 4th, 2009. Anyone can nominate, however I would also be happy to put together a nomination for someone we think is deserving of $50K. Just comment on this post or email me with suggestions of people or non-profit organizations that inspire you.