Morrison, the young outfielder and first baseman, was one of 10 finalists announced Thursday for the prestigious Hutch Award, named in honor of former Reds manager Fred Hutchinson.
Based in Seattle, the Hutch Award is in its 48th year and is given annually to a Major League Baseball player who best exemplifies the "honor, courage and dedication" Hutchinson showed before succumbing to cancer at age 45.
Morrison shaved his head in July as part of a Marlins campaign to raise funds for the Miami Children's Hospital and he later hosted 70 children from the Kids Cancer Camp as VIP guests at a Marlins home game.
Morrison has made cancer research and awareness his top charitable priority since losing his father, Tom, to the disease in December 2010 after his first season in the major leagues.
LoMo Camp For a Cure, which benefits the American Lung Association, has been held the past two offseasons at the Marlins' spring complex in Jupiter.
Last month Morrison was nominated by the Marlins for the Roberto Clemente Award, which is given for off-field charitable works and awarded at the World Series.
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, founded by Dr. Bill Hutchinson, Fred's brother, is an independent, nonprofit research institution dedicated to the understanding, treatment and prevention of cancer and related diseases.
Other nominees this year are ex-Marlin Dan Uggla (Braves), Alex Gordon (Royals), Felix Hernandez (Mariners), Ryan Ludwick (Reds), Brandon McCarthy (A's), Jake Peavy (White Sox), Rickie Weeks (Brewers), Ryan Zimmerman (Nationals) and Barry Zito (Giants).
The award will be announced this fall and presented at the annual Hutch Award Luncheon on Jan. 30, 2013 at Seattle's Safeco Field. Former big league player and manager Lou Piniella will give the keynote address.