The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation has announced it will soon begin accepting online nominations for the new annual Sherman Prize for Excellence in Crohn’s and Colitis, according to a press release.
The prize will recognize health care professionals, medical researchers, public health advocates and educators who make extraordinary contributions to the field of Crohn’s and colitis, and will award more than $225,000 this year to help fund the winners’ work.
“We’ve seen firsthand how Crohn’s disease can wreak physical and emotional havoc on those suffering from the disease, as well as their family and friends, who wish they could do more to ease the burdens of their loved ones,” Bruce Sherman said in the press release. “Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to meet truly inspirational people in the Crohn’s community — from compassionate practitioners driving advances in care and treatment, to advocates providing amazing support. Now we have a chance to give back, and we hope that by recognizing and rewarding outstanding work on Crohn’s and colitis, we can inspire greater advances that will help us to better understand, treat, and, ultimately, cure these terrible diseases.”