The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society honored one of its board members, Marcie Rehmar Rogell, with a National Leadership Award, at a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, March 18, 2007.
Created in 1985, the award recognizes past and present members of the Society’s Board of Directors or Board of Representatives, who have significantly served as national leaders and by their leadership, have advanced the overall mission and stature of the Society.
Rogell has been involved with the Society for more than two decades. After supporting various fundraising campaigns, she joined the board of the Central Ohio Chapter in 1988, and in 1996 was elected to the national Board of Trustees. During her tenure on the board she has served as chair and then co-chair of the Society’s annual leadership conference. Under her guidance and thanks to her expertise, the annual leadership conference has become an important part of the Society’s activities. She also chaired the task force that developed a pilot project for a more streamlined and effective patient financial services program and served as Vice-Chair of the Committee to realign chapters to develop a stronger national model.
Rogell is director of Community Health Education at Columbus Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, one of the five largest Children’s Hospitals in the country. She is responsible for community education, patient education and educational facilities and technology.
“Marcie has demonstrated a high standard of commitment and dedication for others to emulate and it is an honor for the board to have this opportunity to recognize her work on behalf the Society,” said Dwayne Howell, President and CEO of the Society.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 66 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 Society’s 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, the Society has invested more than $486 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, the Society made 4.2 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.
For more information about blood cancer, visit www.LLS.org or call the Society’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.
Note to Editor: Marcie Rogell is a resident of Columbus, Ohio 43213.