Honorees
 
Bruce and Jacki have been supporters of ICRF since 2011, when they co-chaired its gala honoring Dr.Steven Rosen. Bruce has been a Member of the Board of the Chicago Chapter of the ICRF for the past 5 years, and co-chairs its Development Committee. 
 
Jacki is a Career Mom, passionate political activist and a breast cancer survivor, having been diagnosed first in 2006 and then again in 2008, when the cancer metastasized to her liver. Since 2008, Jacki has mentored many women diagnosed with breast cancer, and has helped them deal with the physical and emotional affects of chemotherapy.
 
Bruce is a co-founder of Origin Ventures, a Chicago-based venture capital fund that invests in early stage technology companies. He is a member of the board of directors of Whittl, Dialogtech and the Illinois Venture Capital Association, and is a board observer for Persio, formerly known as Iris Mobile. He previously served on the board of directors of GrubHub. 
 
Bruce and Jacki Barron have lived in Northbrook for the past 32 years. They take great pride in their three grown daughters: Emma, who is an elementary school teacher at Braeside Elementary School in Highland Park, Jamie, who is a pediatric developmental therapist at The Beth Osten Clinic in Skokie and Samantha, who is an account executive at the Weber Shandwick International PR Firm in Chicago. 
 
Bruce and Jacki enjoy playing tennis and traveling, having been to Israel 6 times, as well as visiting Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and a safari in Africa.  They are supporters of Chicago Baseball Charities Organization, where Bruce is a Board Member, Founding Members of Northbrook Community Synagogue and are contributors to JUF, City of Hope, University of Illinois Foundation, Alpha Epsilon Pi and multiple other charities.
 
Bruce and Jacki are eternally grateful to Dr. Steven Rosen for treating Jacki and in doing so, allowing them to live out their lives and their dreams.
 
 
Lifetime Achievement Awardee
 
Dr. Steven T. Rosen is the Provost, Chief Scientific Officer, Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Beckman Research Institute for the City of Hope. Following his graduation with distinction from Northwestern University Medical School’s Six-Year Honors Program in 1976, Dr. Rosen completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute. He served as the Director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine from 1989-2014. Dr. Rosen’s laboratory research focuses on experimental therapeutics and hematologic malignancies. He has received funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), American Cancer Society, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
 
Dr. Rosen has received numerous grant awards and contracts and has published more than 400 scientific papers. He is editor-in-chief of the journal Cancer Treatment and Research. Dr. Rosen is the current Chair of the Medical Science Committee of the LLS and serves on its Board. He also serves on the Board of American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Conquer Cancer Foundation and the NCI’s Frederick Advisory Board. Dr. Rosen has been an advisor to more than a dozen NCI Comprehensive Cancer Centers. He was the recipient of Northwestern University Medical School’s Alumni Achievement Award (1994), the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital (1995), the Marv Samuel Award from the Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities (1996), recognition from the Woman’s Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital for Compassionate Care (1996), and Israel Cancer Research Fund, Man of Distinction Award (2011). He is acknowledged in Best Doctors in America, Chicago and Los Angeles. 
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