Accomplishments and Awards

Notable Accomplishments

  • Featured in “SankShuned”, Photography Art Book, Vol. 3, William Perrigan for Sitazen Blake Photography, LLC, 2018, pp. 123-124
  • Completed training and serve as a facilitator for both the evidenced-based Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program and Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Program Cross-Training, Department of Health, August 2017 – present
  • Lobbied DC City Council on tobacco cessation program and other related cancer issues as an award-winning American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Ambassador, 2011- present
  • Represented ACS CAN at The White House Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University and became the subject of a media release, June 2016
  • Testified on Capitol Hill with former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among others, to increase funding for cancer research in March 2015
  • Served on the Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LLBC) Consumer Advisory Committee to review their new guide about HER2+ breast cancer, March 2015. Thelma D. Jones is HER2+.
  • Selected and participated in a televised national press conference with former President Barack Obama and other advocates on the Affordable Care Act and its impact on women and children, including a personal tour of The White House, May 2013
  • Served on a White House panel with Dr. Jill Biden, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and actress and breast cancer advocate Jennifer Aniston to discuss barriers to screening and the importance of early detection, October 2011
  • Nominated as a White House Champion of Change, October 2011, including serving on a White House panel on breast cancer.

Awards

2019     District of Columbia Hospital Association 2019 Inaugural Health Hero Winner

2018     Washington Nationals Major League Baseball Honorary Bat Girl

2018     Recipient of At-Large DC City Council Member Anita Bonds Third Annual Community Cornerstones Award

2017     Thelma D. Jones 65th Birthday and Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund’s 5th Anniversary Recognition Resolution (presented by DC Councilmember Charles Allen, Ward 6)

2017     Recipient of the SW AARP Waterfront Chapter #4751 Education Award

2016     State Lead Ambassador of the Year Award from ACS CAN

2016     Edith P. Wright Breast Cancer Foundation, Eydie’s Angel Loving Hands Service Award

2015     Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Phenomenal Woman Award

2014     Concerned Black Men, National Award for Support of Families

2013     All Shades of Pink, Pink Lady Award for Advocacy Work

2012     DC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, Standing in the Gap Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service

2002-12 Thurgood Marshall Center Trust, Outstanding Volunteer Award

2011     Capital One Bank, Community Champions Award

2010     Mayor’s Award for Community Service in the Category of Lifetime Achievement

2009     Ford Motor Company, Freedom’s Sisters Award: Celebrating Women of Achievement