Dr. Bruce D. Waldholtz Named to American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network National Board
n January, Dr. Bruce Waldholtz was named to the national board of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Board (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate for the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Virginia Beach, VA – February 12, 2018 – In January, Dr. Bruce Waldholtz was named to the national board of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Board (ACS CAN), the advocacy affiliate for the American Cancer Society (ACS). As a member of the board, Dr. Waldholtz will provide leadership and guidance for ACS CAN, which supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.
Based in Washington, D.C., ACS CAN leverages volunteers across the country to educate elected officials on critically important cancer-fighting policies, shaping the outcome of legislation that saves lives through support for cancer research, prevention and treatments. ACS CAN is also working toward improving the quality of life for those already diagnosed with the disease. Its volunteer base in Virginia represents those affected by cancer, including the 42,420 people expected to be diagnosed in the state this year.
“We are exceedingly fortunate someone as distinguished as Dr. Waldholtz is serving on our Board of Directors this year,” said ACS CAN President Chris Hansen. “Dr. Waldholtz has a deep commitment to our mission and is an unrelenting champion of policies that will help us get the upper hand on this devastating disease.”
A long time ACS volunteer, Dr. Waldholtz is past chair of the former South Atlantic Division Board of Directors and a frequent speaker for ACS including at ACS CAN state breakfasts, Relay for Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and in ACS diversity efforts in many local African American Churches promoting breast and colon cancer screening.
Dr. Waldholtz is a 2014 recipient of the Society’s St George Award and of The Health Care Heroes Award of Hampton Roads for his work in cancer disparities and screening efforts.
After attending ACS CAN’s Leadership Summit & Lobby Day event in D.C., Dr. Waldholtz helped persuade Johns Hopkins Children Center to begin a Pediatric Palliative Care Fellowship Training Program in July 2017. He is a member of The Johns Hopkins Children Center Council.
Additional Palliative Care discussions led to the initiation of a Palliative Care Fellowship Training Program in Norfolk, VA, at The Eastern Virginia Medical School to begin in July 2019. He has been on the volunteer clinical faculty of the school for 30 years.
Dr. Waldholtz practices gastroenterology in Chesapeake. He received his medical degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He then completed his internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and his Gastroenterology fellowship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Waldholtz has been in practice for more than 30 years.
Dr. Waldholtz is an 18-year cancer survivor and lives in Virginia Beach with his wife Baila.
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ABOUT ACS CAN
ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society and works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org.
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