The American Cancer Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 St. George National Award. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding volunteers who have demonstrated ongoing leadership in community mission delivery and/or governance and have significantly contributed to furthering the Society's strategic goals and mission-driven programs. These award winners have consistently represented the Society in a manner that advances our mission and expands our community presence, and have exhibited a continuing commitment to the Society through a willingness to serve.
Since conceived in 1949 by Charles S. Cameron, MD, former Society medical and scientific director, the St. George National Award has been presented annually to ACS volunteers across the country.
This year, the St. George National Award was presented to 13 exceptional volunteers nationwide. These individuals were nominated by their Regions and approved by the St. George National Award Task Force. Learn more about each of these award winners through these short bios.
The 2018 St. George National Award winners are:
William F. "Bo" and Kelly Ryan – Madison, WI
Keith Whittemore – St. Louis, MO
Miguel and Abby Melendez – North Baldwin, NY
North Central Region
Rick Benning – Springfield, OH
Cheri Ott – Plymouth, MI
Mark Koch, MD, FAAAP – Fort Worth, TX
John Ruckdeschel, MD – Jackson, MS
Donna Lundy, PhD – Miami, FL
Jeff Ross – Charlotte, NC
Steven Ai – Honolulu, HI
John Hinshaw – Woodside, CA
For any questions, please contact Caira Turner, senior volunteer recognition manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOP PHOTO: Recipients are shown from left to right, as listed.