AN AWARD FOR US ALL
CHANGE THAT MATTERS TODAY
While other research awards honor retroactive discoveries or budding theories, the Sanford Lorraine Cross Award uses a sophisticated selection process to find and honor an individual who’s changing the face of medicine today. By recognizing an innovation now, we can further propel research and discovery to ensure a transformative impact will be felt as soon as possible.
THE LORRAINE CROSS: A SYMBOL OF HEALING
FROM THE CRUSADES TO TODAY
The Lorraine Cross is prominent in the Sanford Health logo, chosen to represent our mission of health and healing. But its meaning and rich history began long before.
The symbol was named after the French Duke of Lorraine placed it upon his banners during the Crusades in the 11th century. It was looked to as a sign of protection and safety, then transformed into a central symbol in the fight against disease in the early 1900s.
A CAREFULLY CRAFTED HONOR
The Sanford Lorraine Cross Award trophy was constructed to pay tribute to the symbol’s centuries-long legacy.
A granite Lorraine Cross stands atop the award as a beacon of health, healing and protection.