SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), recently awarded John Greene of San Rafael with the Pinnacle Award at LLS's Volunteer Leadership Conference awards dinner held in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2017.
The Elite Awards recognize the unwavering dedication of LLS volunteer leaders who embrace LLS's goal to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. They are visible ambassadors and advocates in their community, and are engaged in multiple aspects of LLS through support of various patient programs and fundraising efforts.
As a father of two young sons in 2010, Greene was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). He underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant. After beating the odds, he took his experience and made it his mission to raise awareness and dollars for those impacted by blood cancer.
When Greene found out he was the recipient of the Pinnacle Award, he was thrilled. "I was honored to be invited to such an important conference which brings together passionate volunteers across the country to help LLS find blood cancer cures and help patients. LLS has more than 15 million volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to find cures. Together, we're leading the way to a world without blood cancer."
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pinnacle Award honors and nationally recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and extraordinary commitment to LLS campaign fundraising efforts and the overall LLS mission, to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
"Our volunteers make it possible for LLS to accomplish more than any other cancer nonprofit to advance cutting-edge research and cures for patients," said Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., LLS's president and CEO. "Whether you fundraise through a campaign, support patients in your community, or advocate for state and federal policies to benefit patients, you are truly making a difference and helping LLS change the landscape of cancer."
To learn how you can become part of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society family, contact the Greater Bay Area chapter at 415-625-1103 or go to lls.org/gba.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
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SOURCE Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Greater Bay Area Chapter