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Advocate physician honored for passion in fight against cancer

American Cancer Society bestows highest honor for volunteer efforts

Honored for his decades-long volunteer efforts in the fight against cancer, Clement S. Rose, M.D., has been given the prestigious St. George National Award by the American Cancer Society (ACS). It’s the highest honor given for volunteer service by the ACS.

Dr. Rose, a physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, has been serving as a volunteer with ACS for 24 years in a variety of roles at the local, state and national levels.

He has served as president of the Illinois Division Board of Directors, as well as chair of the task force on cancer disparities in Illinois and chair of the research and early detection committees.  Additionally, Dr. Rose is a member of the Society’s national Board of Directors and national finance, missions, outcomes and governance committees.

“Dr. Rose is a dedicated volunteer whose distinguished service has been instrumental in leading the American Cancer Society’s fight to eradicate cancer as a major health problem,” said Alan D. Lev, chairman of the American Cancer Society's Illinois Division.  “His vision and leadership is a crucial component of our mission to finish the fight against cancer.”

To qualify for the award, volunteers must have six years of consecutive and distinguished service.  Recipients are selected by other volunteers on the Society’s Board of Directors and previous St. George National Award recipients.

“I am deeply honored to receive the St. George Award," Dr. Rose said.  "Cancer is a terrible disease that affects too many people.  I am proud to be a part of the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives and to give back in my community, joined by thousands of other ACS volunteers who share my passion.”

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