The Alan & Delwyn Breslau Award is the highest distinction The Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors can bestow. Named for Alan and Delwyn Breslau, this award honors a Society member who has, through a collaborative spirit, significantly enhanced the ability of the Society to fulfill its mission of peer support, education and advocacy. By virtue of their character, integrity and the service they provide to those impacted by a burn injury this person has enhanced the burn community at large. The inaugural award was awarded at WBC 2002 to Alan & Delwyn Breslau.
This award is presented to an individual or family, corporation, foundation or civic/service organization with a proven record of exceptional generosity to the Phoenix Society through direct financial support and/or volunteer effort. Janet Harman, a long-term supporter of the Society, worked over 30 years side by side with Alan Breslau and others to assure that the programs and services of the Society are available to those impacted by a burn injury. This award honors Janet's service to the Phoenix Society as an example for those who step up to philanthropic leadership roles.
The Joe Hickey Fire Service award honors a firefighter or firefighter burn foundation who provides assistance to burn survivors, demonstrates a commitment to improve burn care through all phases of recovery, and works to carry on the mission of the Society and the local burn community. The award recipient must follow the late firefighter Joe Hickey's philosophy of placing the wellbeing of burn survivors above all, as his or her top priority.
New Award Announced for 2017
The Edge Servant Leadership Award will be presented for the first time in 2018. Servant leaders are those who work under a philosophy and set of practices that enrich lives, build better organizations, and ultimately create a more just and caring world. Named in memory of Thomas Edge, a long-time volunteer and familiar, welcoming face at Phoenix World Burn Congress, the award will recognize selfless leaders of our community who work hard in a volunteer capacity for the benefit of others.
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.