Margaret McCaffery, JD


Margaret McCafferyMs. McCaffery and her husband Fran, University of Iowa’s head men’s basketball coach, have been actively involved with the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Coaches vs. Cancer program since 2010 and have raised significant funds to support ACS efforts, including more than $2 million. In 2022, Ms. McCaffery received the St. George Award, one of the highest volunteer honors of the American Cancer Society and is presented to outstanding volunteers nationwide who have made significant contributions to the ACS’ strategic goals. The McCafferys have also helped the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics launch an Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, a multi-disciplinary program that brings focus to the unique treatment, psycho-social and emotional needs of cancer patients diagnosed between the ages of 13- 30. For the McCafferys cancer has been a personal journey. Their second child, Patrick, was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer at the age of 14, in 2014 and is now celebrating several years of remission. Ms. McCaffery served on the ACS Board of Directors from 2018 to 2023.

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