Winner comes from our Southeast Region.
The Volunteer Leadership Award selection workgroup has carefully chosen the winner of our 2020 Volunteer Leadership Award. This award recognizes an outstanding volunteer who has provided long and distinguished service to the Society at the enterprise-wide level.
Our 2020 Volunteer Leadership Award goes to Bruce Waldholtz, MD, an exceptional individual and community, regional, and national volunteer leader whose commitment to our mission continued even during the pandemic. He is pictured above, on the right, with Chris Green, VP, Marketing ＆ Communications, Southeast Region.
Dr. Waldholtz will be presented with this award locally and during the first session of this year’s virtual Volunteer Impact Series. (During this series of three sessions, on April 20, May 11, and June 15, ACS leadership volunteers will hear updates from ACS leaders, celebrate national award winners, participate in a "Day of Understanding;" and much more.)
Dr. Waldholtz currently serves on the ACS CAN Board of Directors and the Virginia State Area Board, and is involved as a community volunteer in the Hampton Roads market.
As a volunteer, Dr. Waldholtz has held several leadership positions at various levels of our organization throughout his 15-year involvement, including past chair of the former South Atlantic Division. He has greatly impacted both our mission and revenue development in all of his roles.
As a medical doctor of gastroenterology, Dr. Waldholtz has a passion for our work in colorectal cancer. He helped launch Colorectal Roundtable discussions at a national and statewide level. He also serves as a region-wide subject matter expert and spokesperson on all our screening guidelines. He also is well versed in access to care issues and continuously seeks ways to engage community discussions to break down barriers.
Dr. Waldholtz has spoken to dozens of African American churches and to national pastors’ conventions on ACS's behalf. He was a key leader in efforts to reach African American men to promote early detection, and helped organize an event attended by more than 600 African American men.
Additionally, Dr. Waldholtz has been involved in CPS-III recruitment, addressing poor colorectal screening rates in Hampton Roads, VA, and facilitating the Virginia State Research Breakfast on behalf of ACS CAN.
Dr. Waldholtz is a passionate visionary, consistently seeking new ways to support the future of the American Cancer Society and ACS CAN.