SELF asked readers to nominate women who they felt saw a need, hatched a plan, and changed the world for the better. Over 5000 nominations poured in, and dozens vetted to narrow the selection down to just three winners, including Tonia.
“This is such a huge honor, and also a huge acknowledgement of the work done at Athletes for Cancer.
“When I received the call from SELF Editor in Chief Lucy Danziger about the award, I was in complete shock. There are hundreds of incredible women across the country who do amazing work and equally deserve this.”
Tonia was featured on the Today Show with Jessica Alba and the two other amazing women for their philanthropic work that earned them SELF Magazine’s Women Doing Good Award for 2012. The Today Show segment was hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford and Hoda and gave each honoree about 30 seconds to tell their story! That’s not a lot of time to tell our story but she did it! Watch the segment here.