Andre Sobel Award – deadline extended to 1/25/13
The 2012 Andre Sobel Award contest is now open! Click on the link below for guidelines, and remember, the deadline is December 14, 2012.
Everyone has a story. Tell us yours.
Are you between the ages of 12-21 and a survivor of pediatric cancer or another life-threatening illness? You are invited to enter the 2012 Andre Sobel Award and reflect on your journey with illness. Tell us your story so that others may find comfort, support, guidance – and even humor – from your experience. The first prize winner receives $5,000 to use in any way he or she wishes, perhaps to pursue a cherished dream not possible during illness. Application materials are posted at:Andre Sobel Award 2012 Application Package
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 25, 2013.
Young people who are diagnosed with a life threatening illness experience an extraordinary journey and one common consequence is isolation from their peers. In recognition of Andre’s struggle with this challenge, and realizing that this happens all too often for others, the Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation offers an annual Essay Award to young survivors of a catastrophic illness as a chance to express the reality of their experiences.
The Andre Sobel Award is named for the teenage son of Valerie and Erwin Sobel who lost his life to a brain tumor at the age of 19. To honor his memory and his love for literature and writing, his mother created the Andre Sobel Award to reward young people who are survivors of catastrophic illness. The Award solicits voices of young survivors and provide catharsis through the process of writing about a life-altering time in a young person’s life. While Andre Sobel was not able to pursue his plans for college and beyond, it is the intention of the Andre Sobel Award that winners use their award funds in any way they choose to fulfill a cherished dream.