Theresa Marchetta is the 2011 recipient of the Invisible Disabilities Association Inspiration Honors Award. Theresa has been chosen because as a two time cancer survivor she inspires people impacted by cancer to keep fighting and to use their challenges and triumphs to help encourage others. Theresa lives by example by volunteering at various illness charities including Gilda’s Club, a worldwide cancer support community.
Theresa is a News Anchor and Call7 Investigator, exposing health concerns and business practices that put Coloradans and their families at risk. Theresa has been awarded the Emmy for Best News Anchor – twice – and also been named Best Anchor in Westword and 5280 Magazine. She has also received the Arizona Associated Press Award. Theresa was honored with the Kaiser Permanente “Thrive Award” by the Colorado Association of Black Journalists for health reporting. She received the Defender of the Patient Award from the Colorado Medical Society in September of 2011.