Renown Volunteer Honored by Governor for Her Work with Cancer Patients


A longtime Renown volunteer and former employee, Sally de Lipkau, was recently honored for her commitment to community. She received the award from Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval.

In October, one of Renown’s longtime volunteers and a former employee, Sally de Lipkau, was honored during the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light ceremony. She received the highest honor awarded a volunteer in Nevada: the Northern Nevada Individual Volunteer of 2018 designation.

Sally is a cancer survivor who also volunteers at the Sally de Lipkau Cancer Resource Center, named after her in honor of her advocacy for cancer patients. Sally has survived six cancers in the past three decades.


The Governor’s Points of Light honors people, community-based organizations and businesses for their contribution to communities through volunteer service. A panel of leaders in business, government and nonprofits from across the state select recipients. The criteria: showing how their volunteerism exemplifies achievement, need, innovation, mobilization and endurance.

Renown Volunteer Inspires Others

Watch the video above to catch a glimpse of Sally, who has also inspired her own granddaughter to give back. Due to her grandmother’s struggle, Lizzie Young began making small pillows to give to breast cancer patients. The sewing machine she uses was a gift from her grandmother on her 10th birthday.

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Patients, leaders, employees, visitors and physicians appreciate Renown volunteers for sharing their time and talent. In fact, our goal is for every volunteer to also feel they are making a difference through meaningful experiences.

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