ASCRS Honors a Local Hero

Local-Hero.jpgThe Local Hero Award recognizes a patient who has been affected by a colorectal disease, has contributed to the local community through advocacy or public outreach efforts and has an inspirational message for others. This year’s Local Hero Award recipient is George Davis.
George Davis is a Baltimore local that was diagnosed with stage IIIC colorectal cancer in 2009 and had a prolonged postoperative recovery, followed by adjuvant therapy. In 2014, he was diagnosed with pancreas cancer and underwent a distal pancreatectomy. Because of his experience, George is committed to giving back to others who suffer with cancer.
Over the last 14 years, George has spent his life helping other cancer patients and families. George and his wife have been active members of the Rectal Cancer Support Group at Johns Hopkins. He is a member of the patient and family advocacy council at Johns Hopkins and has been instrumental in implementing ways to improve patient care. In the fall of 2023, he hosted a colorectal survivorship benefit called “The Rhythm of Life” at his restaurant and raised over $80k to support the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. George dedicates himself extensively, not only by supporting fellow survivors but also by participating in patient advocacy groups, engaging in speaking opportunities, and contributing to advancements in colorectal cancer innovation.

To learn more about George and his journey, watch this inspiring video.
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