American Cancer Society longtime volunteer leader Charlie Mason of San Antonio, Texas was honored at the American Cancer Society Relay For Life Leadership Summit in Dallas, Texas, September 27-29.
Charlie was inducted into the High Plains Relay For Life Hall of Fame during the special awards ceremony with more than 900 Relayers in attendance. The Hall of Fame Award is bestowed upon those individuals who have made a significant impact in the growth and development of Relay For Life throughout a six-state area. “We are very proud and excited for Charlie,” said Steve Zamzow, Chief Staff Officer for Community Development for the American Cancer Society. “He has worked extremely hard to make Relay For Life events successful across this six state division and this award is proof that his work paid off.”
Charlie has been an outstanding American Cancer Society volunteer for the past 17 years. He started volunteering with the Society’s Road to Recovery program and served on the local board as board vice chair and chair. Charlie became involved with Relay For Life in McLennan County in 1997 and his leadership skills led him to be a Relay For Life Team Captain Coordinator, Vice Chair and Chair of his local event. Charlie was instrumental in starting Relay events in the neighboring communities of Waco, McGregor, West, and Baylor.
Charlie has made an immeasurable impact on Relay not only in the High Plains but nationally as well, serving as a National Relay For Life Advisory Team member. He has also served at the international level as a Relay Trainer for the New Zealand Cancer Society.