March 18, 2022
Roy A. Jensen, MD, vice chancellor and director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center, was awarded the Kansas Masonic Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award. This prestigious award has been given to only three other individuals throughout the Kansas Masonic Foundation’s 50-year history.
Kansas Masonic Foundation (KMF) leaders presented the award at their annual Donor Appreciation Dinner in Topeka. KMF President Robert Nelson also announced that the event raised over $150,000 in support of the Foundation’s pledge to purchase a new mobile cancer screening van for the cancer center and its outreach network, the Masonic Cancer Alliance (MCA).
“It is a great honor to receive this award from the Kansas Masonic Foundation,” Dr. Jensen said. “They have been a steadfast supporter of the cancer center for more than 40 years and a true partner in our quest for a cancer-free Kansas. I was especially honored to be presented the award by KMF President Nelson, former KMF President Jeff Sowder, and MCA Partners Advisory Board Chair, Fred Logan.”
The Kansas Masonic Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Kansas communities. The Kansas Masons have raised approximately $35 million for research and outreach activities at the KU Cancer Center and Masonic Cancer Alliance. They have focused their support on its goal of improving the health of the region and obtaining comprehensive designation from the National Cancer Institute.