The purpose of the Humanitarian Award is to:
- Recognise work undertaken by individuals to enhance the quality of life of people living with ALS/MND;
- Encourage others to think more broadly about their work to facilitate wider international application and innovation;
- Recognise outstanding effort.
More specifically, the recipient of the Humanitarian Award will have:
- Initiated and implemented work that has had an international impact on people living with ALS/MND;
- Worked actively to demonstrate the benefits of the work to the world community of ALS/MND;
- Presented the work in a structure or format to facilitate international application;
- Created the opportunity for implementation of the work internationally;
- Adopted an internationalist approach to his/her endeavours to fight ALS/MND.
The Humanitarian Award will consist of an inscribed crystal bowl and framed citation of the awardee’s work. The judging panel will consist of three Directors of the International Alliance, with input from the PALS and CALS Advisory Council. The award is presented during the Opening Ceremony of the International Symposium on ALS/MND each year.
Nominations can be made by any individual or organisation.
Nominations are accepted between 1 May and 1 October annually.