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THE KATE GRANGER AWARD
for outstanding contribution
This Award recognises people who have not only gone the extra mile but have given significant and lasting contributions to others. Do you know someone that has put their own battles aside to see something positive in each day, even if they had to look a little harder than most?
Despite Kate's own battles, she was 'not afraid' to inspire others with her overwhelming personality, determination, and dreams to raise awareness.
Read Kate's most incredible story...
Dr. Kate Granger was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive cancer in 2011 at the tender age of 29. She captured the attention of the nation by writing about her experiences with the illness as an NHS patient. She started a 'Bucket List', charity fundraising and published 2 books 'The Other Side' and 'The Bright Side'.
Kate launched her #HelloMyNameIs campaign to encourage medical workers to introduce themselves after her own experiences as a patient.
Her fundraising exploits including a skydive, swimming the length of the English Channel, the Leeds 10k and a 13-mile trek in the Lake District while her husband completed the 96 mile West Highland Way and a grueling trek on the Great Wall of China.
Kate sadly passed away in July 2016.
Jo Maltby said 'Kate was a true heroine and if we can find someone with a pinch of her devotion and intrepid passion they will be very special indeed. Our Awards celebrate all that is good in Yorkshire and Kate was as good as it gets'