The Energizer Bunny came to Fresno to honor Susanne Waite for the campaign which recognizes people who make positive contributions in their communities.
Monday, she was honored with $1,000 that will go to the charity of her choice.
But if she wins the battery company's campaign, she could get an additional $15,000 to donate.
Waite founded the Kennedy's Disease Association in 2000, which awards money to help fight the neuromuscular disease, a disease her husband is battling.
In order for Waite to win the campaign prize, people must cast a vote for her on the Energizer website.