Board Member of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Receives National Leadership Award From Peers

March 27, 2007

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 Societys 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 Societys annual leadership conference. Under her guidance and thanks to her expertise, the annual leadership conference has become an important part of the Societys 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 Childrens 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 worlds largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The Societys mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins 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 Societys 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.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.