LUMBERTON — The Telly Awards has named Southeastern Health as a bronze winner in the 37th annual Telly Awards for its video titled “Gibson Cancer Center Testimonial: Misty Oxendine.”
The video was selected from more than 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries. Winners are awarded in two categories, silver and bronze.
The winning piece was produced by Dunn-based Lynn Advertising Design under the direction of Southeastern Health Marketing Coordinator Ann McLean. The video features Misty Oxendine and chronicles her battle through non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma to survivorship at Southeastern Health-affiliate Gibson Cancer Center.
The video can be viewed at http://www.iwonagainstcancer.com/wp-content/themes/iwonagainstcancer/videos/GIBSON_MistyOxendine_WEB.mp4
Oxendine, who lives in Rowland, was diagnosed in 2005 at age 22. She learned she was pregnant while undergoing chemotherapy and is now a mother of two.
“We are thrilled that the video featuring Misty was selected for this prestigious award,” McLean said. “Her video was part of a larger campaign to raise awareness in our region about the tremendous services offered at Gibson Cancer Center. Misty’s words were her own — nothing was scripted — because we felt it was important to share her story as well as the other stories featured in the overall campaign in their purest form without any outside influences.”
The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and honors outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.
A judging panel of over more than 500 industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition. The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work. Less than 10 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Silver Telly. Approximately 25 percent of entries are chosen as winners of the Bronze Telly.
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