Navigation Links
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Congratulates Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee won the American League Cy Young Award. Pitching a remarkable 22-3 season, Lee was a favorite to win the prestigious prize.

Lee is a champion both on and off the field. For the past three years, he and his wife, Kristen, have served as honorary chairs for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Northern Ohio Chapter Light The Night(TM) Walk. This annual event has special meaning to the Lee family, as they have personally been touched by blood cancer. In 2001, their son, Jaxon, was diagnosed with leukemia at just 4 months old. Today, Jaxon is in remission and is a healthy and happy 7-year-old.

Light the Night is an LLS annual fundraising event held each fall to raise funds for cancer research and patient services. Light The Night celebrates survivorship and is a meaningful way to remember those who have lost their battle with blood cancer.

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 6.3 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

For more information about blood cancer, visit or call LLS's Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master's level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Contact: Kristin Hoose

Phone: 914.821.8973


SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Moores UCSD Cancer Center studying novel leukemia vaccine for high-risk patients
2. Mouse model highlights histone methylation as distinguishing feature for leukemia subtypes
3. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Major Grant to Stanford Researcher
4. New leukemia signal could point way to better treatment, Stanford researchers find
5. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Standing Up to Cancer for 60 Years
6. Stater Bros. Raises $200,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
7. Methadone Kills Resistant Leukemia Cells
8. FDA Accepts Gentas NDA Amendment as Complete Response for Genasense(R) Treatment of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
9. Leukemia drug could save lives of stroke patients
10. Math could help cure leukemia
11. Gene mutation improves leukemia drugs effect
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Apple Rehab Shelton Lakes , which specializes ... of the facility as part of a disaster drill on October 3rd. , Apple ... Shelton City Emergency Manager, as well as the Connecticut Long Term Care Mutual ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... technology and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range ... and National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... ... The American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI) will present the 2017 Morris F. ... AMIA’s Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. AMIA’s Annual Symposium is taking place ... the field of medical informatics, this prestigious award is presented to an individual whose ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, ... formed by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics ... new brand, which included the unveiling of new signage ... , as well as at a few other company-owned ... new brand to patients, some of whom will begin ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017 The Rebound mobile ... the struggle to reverse the tide of prescription drug addiction. ... regulating their medicine intake and stepping down their dosage in ... to launch in December 2017; the first 100,000 people to ... more at ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early Signal Foundation ... and home sensors for real-time monitoring of patients with ... nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions for rare ... system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, physiological and ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: