2013 Grand Prize Winner, Student Nurse Category

New Windsor, NY resident recognized for her commitment to help fight cancer

Cherokee Uniforms announced today that Maggie Knight, a recently graduated nursing student

at Stony Brook University, is a winner of its 11th annual Cherokee Inspired Comfort Award. Knight is among six care providers across the country to be named a national award winner, selected for their impact on the lives of others through extraordinary patient care, sacrifice

and innovation while serving as an inspiration to others. Knight is the grand prize Inspired Comfort Award winner in the Student Nurse category.

Though not yet a registered nurse, Knight has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to care for those in need. Serving as the president or co-chair of four charitable campus groups, Knight volunteered more than 350 hours over the past year, in addition to raising funds to support families during the holidays. She personally raised more than $4,300 by bicycling from Baltimore to San Diego, as part of a team that raised money for 4K for Cancer, a program of the Ullman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The team spent one day of each week performing service in communities across the nation.

“Maggie is compassionate, empathetic, high energy and gives 110 percent to everyone,” said Linda Bily, director of patient advocacy and community outreach at Stony Brook University and Knight’s nominator. “She is committed to the cause of cancer, passionate about the patients and is going to make a superb nurse.”

Knight’s determination to make a difference for those affected by cancer led her to drive a campaign that resulted in Stony Brook University receiving a $10,000 grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation for Camp Kesem, a college student-run summer camp for kids with a parent who has or has had cancer.

“Cherokee is thrilled to recognize Maggie Knight for her dedication, compassion and commitment on behalf of those who deserve help. She joins all of this year’s winners as a model for providing outstanding care, as well as inspiration to their peers,” said Michael Singer, Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Uniforms. “We are very proud to honor Maggie for her exemplary service which benefits those in her community.”

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Maggie Knight

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