Sun Valley resident Lois Rosen, a founder of the Wood River Jewish Community organization, has been honored by a prominent Los Angeles-area charity.
Rosen received the Duke Award April 17 at the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary's 25th annual Odyssey Ball. The black tie event is the oldest and most beloved tradition held to benefit the JWCI.
The "Duke" award is presented each year to those who through their special service have made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to the fight against cancer.
Rosen, a longtime Sun Valley/Los Angeles resident, has been a member of the JWCI Auxiliary for many years and is a two-time survivor of breast cancer herself. Over the years she has also actively supported the Sagebrush Equine Training Center for the Handicapped, Hailey.
Rosen played a crucial role in helping establish the A-T Medical Research Foundation and continues to serve as the foundation's President to this day. Lois also served as a past president of the John Wayne Cancer Institute Auxiliary and is currently its vice president of education.
Raised in Miami, mother of three children and also the grandmother of three, Rosen has worked in real estate and heads Rosen Investments.
Danielle E. Smith of Sun Valley was recognized at an Honors Day Ceremony at the University of Vermont April 16.
Smith received the Scholastic Achievement in Biological Sciences Award presented by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Wood River High School senior Rachel Maier has been awarded a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of the Modern Woodmen of America. The daughter of Holly Maier of Hailey, Rachel plans to use the grant to attend Utah State University in Logan. She was one of 100 grant winners chosen.
Based in Rock Island, Ill., Modern Woodmen is a 127-year-old fraternal benefit society offering financial services.