The Rhys Parker Award, supported by family and friends of Rhys, will reflect his friendship, bravery and courage to help support others despite his own illness. Rhys Parker died in September 2013. He was just 36 years old.
In memory of Rhys, the award seeks to recognise and celebrate a person or group who has made a substantial contribution to the lupus community that exemplifies the character of Rhys Parker. For 2019, the Award nomination is open to, and recognises, both professionals and volunteers who demonstrate extraordinary dedication on behalf of those suffering from lupus. Every year, one individual will be recognised for their contributions and support in advocating and developing support for people living with lupus.
For 2019, the nominations will be open until midnight on 31st October and the Award winner shall be announced in November 2019.