The Phoenix Society Advocacy Award, which was established in 2012, acknowledges an individual whose advocacy efforts have brought greater awareness to the burn community by actively providing education and promoting positive change.
The award is intended to acknowledge an individual whose advocacy efforts have brought greater awareness to the burn community by actively providing education and promoting positive change. U.S. Army Veteran, soap opera actor, and Dancing With the Stars winner J.R. Martinez was presented the first Advocacy Award at Phoenix World Burn Congress 2012. (Pictured above: J.R. Martinez visits UC Irvine Burn Center.)
“As we watched the public accept him for who he is – the caring, compassionate, and competitive guy who could dance, we all understood this was a significant moment for the burn community," said Amy Acton, Executive Director. “J.R. has helped to dispel the myths about disfigurement and the preconceived notions of those who live in our communities.".
The selection committee will select the award recipient from the pool of nominations.
The nomination cycle is currently closed. Please check back in Summer 2020 when the Phoenix Society Advocacy award will be open for nominations.
Pam Elliott - 2018 (Pictured left)