September 26, 2013
City News Service
Willie Goffney, MD, FACS, will receive the American Cancer Society’s St. George National Award on September 26 at the Society’s annual meeting in Oakland. Dr. Goffney is a surgical oncologist at Breast Center of Southern California and a long-time Society volunteer. He is one of only 27 Americans to be honored this year.
Dr. Goffney has served as president of the Society’s California Division and of the Society’s Long Beach - Harbor Southeast unit as well as sitting on the Division board of directors. He has been a member of the Society’s Los Angeles Regional Council since 1998. Dr. Goffney earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees from Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. He and his wife Carmen live in Long Beach.,
The St. George 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 awardees have consistently represented the Society in a manner that advances the Society's mission and expands its community presence and have exhibited a continuing commitment to the Society through a willingness to serve.
Since conceived in 1949 by Dr. Charles S. Cameron, former Society medical and scientific director, the St. George National Award has been presented annually to Society volunteers across the country.