The ‘National Champion’ award recognizes humanitarian efforts in Cause Marketing on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis Canada. This prestigious award is given in recognition of two decades of Marketing and Advertising initiatives by Urban + Co. principals Ann Urban and Paul Joyce. This honour is not an annual award but is only bestowed on the occasion of exemplary contributions resulting in meaningful impact. Funding generated for over 20 years by the Northwords/Urban + Co. marketing campaigns helped support Canadian research which was instrumental in extending the average age of survival from 12 years of age to the mid 30s.