The American Cancer Society paid tribute to three Utahns for their contributions in the fight against cancer.
The three honored were: Bernie Solomon, Dr. Dale G. Johnson and Clark N. Stohl.Solomon was honored for his community activities as youth leader, diplomat and friend before he died of cancer in December 1988. In his honor, the Bernard Solomon Endowment Fund was established at the James L. White Jewish Community Center.
Johnson is chief surgeon at Primary Children's Medical Center. He has a background in pediatric surgery and has traveled internationally as guest speaker, publisher and foreign visiting professor.
Stohl became a cancer society volunteer in the 1950s, then a staff member from 1968 to 1976. During his tenure, he initiated free cancer detection clinics and raised seed funds for research using LDS Church family history records to demonstrate the relationship of heredity to cancer. He lobbied for passage and enforcement of Utah's Clean Indoor Air Act and was active in education programs.