The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s
2013 Advocacy Training Program
Saving Lives Not Someday, But Today
Conshohocken, PA (April 10, 2013) – Today, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s® (LLS) Office of Public Policy (OPP) is the voice for all blood cancer patients, driving legislative polices to accelerate the development and approval of new treatments to ensure access to quality care. OPP works with volunteer advocates across the United States to rally grassroots efforts to promote issues that impact cancer research and to ensure patients have access to quality affordable health care.
The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter along with the Office of Public Policy will be hosting an educational program about the role that grassroots advocates play in finding a cure for blood cancers on Tuesday, May 21st at the Wistar Institute (3601 Spruce Street) in Philadelphia from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s® 2013 Advocacy Training Program will feature federal and state legislators, research scientists, and LLS’s Office of Public Policy staff. The program includes the following renowned speakers:
• Russell E. Kaufman, M.D., Director and CEO – Wistar Institute
• Alison Loren, M.D., MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine – Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine
• Mark Velleca, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Policy and Advocacy Officer – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®
• Maida R. Milone, Executive Director - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® is getting closer to a world without cancer
by accelerating cures, saving lives, improving the quality of life, and ensuring access to treatment.
For more information or to register for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s® 2013 Advocacy Training Program, please contact Ilana Benyosef, LSW, Patient Services Manager, at (610) 238-0360, ext. 6781 or [email protected]. RSVP deadline is Wednesday, May 15th. For more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, please visit www.lls.org/epa.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS mission is to 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 and provides free information and support services.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada including the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
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