The UConn Foundation’s video featuring UConn student-athlete and cancer survivor Ryan Radue recently received international recognition.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), headquartered in Washington, D.C., with members around the world, awarded a Bronze Circle of Excellence Award in Best Fundraising Video, Long, to the UConn Foundation.
The seven-minute video features the journey of Ryan Radue, a relief pitcher and graduate student, who discovered he had cancer in his knee and neck. The video, produced by Foundation Marketing and Communications staff member Jennifer Huber and filmmaker Jeffrey Teitler, details his battle against cancer while undergoing treatment at the Carole and Ray Neag Comprehensive Cancer Center at UConn Health in Farmington. Now cancer-free, Radue has helped raise support for research and patient care at UConn Health.
“We’re honored that Ryan allowed us to share his courageous story with the world,” said Josh Newton, president and CEO, UConn Foundation. “His perseverance in fighting this deadly disease has been an inspiration to us all. While we’re honored to receive this award, it is most important that people hear Ryan’s story of strength and survival.”
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is one of the largest international associations of education institutions, serving more than 3,670 universities, colleges, schools, and related organizations in more than 82 countries. CASE is the leading resource for professional development, information and standards in the fields of education fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.