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PHOTO: Seth Grumet is one of 6 nominees.

MARLBORO – A Marlboro man has been named one of six nominees nationwide for the Hero of Hope™ Patient Award given by the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators® (AONN+).

The Hero of Hope™ Award seeks to honor individuals who are living with cancer and who are inspiring others through their contributions to their communities, by serving as a role model to other cancer patients and survivors, or by exuding extraordinary spirit, grace and optimism in the face of adversity.

Seth Grumet was training for his second Ironman Triathlon when he learned he had Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He successfully treated his cancer after several recurrences and now runs STOMP the Monster, a non-profit that provides financial and other kinds of assistance to cancer patients and their families during treatment. Since its inception, the organization has given a total of $1.5 million in grant money raised through fundraisers, including the annual STOMP the Monster 5K and festival.

Voting to select the recipient of this year’s Hero of Hope™ Award is now open. The winner will be announced in early November at AONN’s seventh annual Navigation and Survivorship Conference in Las Vegas. The winner will receive a plaque recognizing his/her contributions to the cancer community as well as a donation of $1,000 made to the charity of his/her choice.

As one of the nominees for the Hero of Hope Patient Award, Grumet’s story will is featured in the September issue of CONQUER: The Patient Voice™ Magazine. To see videos about each of the six nominees and cast a vote, visit