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We are pleased to introduce our 2018 Gentleman of Distinction, Chris Weiser. 

Chris Weiser Head ShotIn 1996, Chris Weiser joined the board of Northwest Arkansas Radiation Therapy Institute. Through the years, he has provided leadership to our organization through several transitions to help provide better quality cancer support services to families in Northwest Arkansas. Chris was the board chairman for NARTI in 2009 when the decision was made to merge the patient support and community outreach services of HOPE, Inc. and NARTI to become Hope Cancer Resources. By bringing these two organizations together, the boards of directors created an entirely new organization to provide cancer support and education to the communities in Northwest Arkansas. Currently, Chris is Chairman of Board of Directors for the Hope Cancer Resources Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to provide financial support for the programs and services of Hope Cancer Resources and provide sustainability for today and tomorrow.

Chris is a native of Northwest Arkansas. He and his wife, Debby, graduated from the University of Arkansas. Chris is the owner and Chief Executive Officer of J.V. Manufacturing, Inc. based in Springdale. J.V. Manufacturing is a family-owned business that produces Cram-A-Lot® Solid Waste and Recycling Equipment. He currently serves on the Springdale Water and Sewer Commission, the board of directors for the Beaver Water District, and is a member of the Northwest Arkansas Conservation Authority. Chris serves on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing and Extension Partnership Advisory Board. He is the first Arkansan to be appointed to the Advisory Board.

Chris & Wife DebbyChris has a passion for families living through their cancer journey. In 2004, he lost his mother, Janet Perry, to breast cancer and understands how cancer impacts a patient and their loved ones. His mother was treated by Dr. Thad Beck and Dr. Hershey Garner here in Northwest Arkansas. Chris has served 17 years as a board member to NARTI, Hope Cancer Resources and/or the Foundation. He has provided leadership, great advice, advocacy and given sacrificially to ensure families in Northwest Arkansas have the support they need.

We are proud to present the 2018 Bill Fleeman Gentleman of Distinction Award to Chris Weiser.

 

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