First Annual Sentinel for Health Award for Daytime Drama (2000)

The first-ever Sentinel for Health Award was given in 2000 to One Life to Live (ABC) for “Viki’s Breast Cancer.” The storyline depicted a woman’s experience with the early diagnosis of breast cancer and its emotional impact on her and her family members. The award was presented during a luncheon program for Soap Summit V, an educational conference hosted by Population Communications International.

Finalists included “Drunk Driving Revisited” from All My Children (ABC), “Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Awareness” from General Hospital (ABC) and “Matt Walks” from Port Charles (ABC).