Leukemia Research Foundation Accepting Nominations for the 2008 Hematology-Oncology Nurse of the Year Award

Released on: April 23, 2008, 12:15 pm

Press Release Author: Carl Alston

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Leukemia Research Foundation seeks to honor nurses who serve
blood cancer patients.

Press Release Body: Patients, parents of patients, caregivers, spouses, children of
patients, coworkers and medical professionals are invited to nominate a
hematology-oncology nurse for the Leukemia Research Foundation's Nurse of the Year
Award. The annual award honors outstanding nurses who are dedicated to making a
difference in the lives of patients and their families. Nominations are open until
May 23 and application forms are available at local hospitals or can be downloaded
at http://www.leukemia-research.org. Forms are also available by e-mail at
Linda@lrfmail.org or by calling 847-424-0600.

Nomination guidelines are as follows:
. Candidates must hold an RN or an LPN certification and care for or serve patients
with leukemia, lymphoma or myelodysplastic syndromes
. Candidates must work in the state of Illinois. Nominations also accepted for
Indiana and Wisconsin communities within 100 miles of Chicago
. Nominations must be submitted on the official LRF nomination form

Mail completed nomination forms to: Leukemia Research Foundation, Attn. Linda Kabot,
3520 Lake Avenue, Suite 202, Wilmette, IL, 60091-1064. Or send via fax to
847-424-0606 or e-mail to Linda@lrfmail.org.

The Nurse of the Year Award, presented annually since 1996, was created to recognize
a hematology-oncology nurse or nurses who give their time, compassion, and heart
each and every day to those touched by leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic
syndromes. Winners will receive a nursing grant as well as funding for a gift or
program for his or her unit. Public recognition and presentation of the Nurse of
the Year Awards will occur at the LRF's Medical Awards Dinner Saturday, June 28 in
Rosemont, Ill..

About The Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF)
The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Glenview, Ill., is dedicated to
funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The
Foundation's mission is to conquer leukemia, lymphoma, and myelodysplastic syndromes
by funding research into their causes and cures, and to enrich the quality of life
of those touched by these diseases. For more than 60 years, thousands of volunteers
and 24 chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $41 million to help fund
research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and
physicians around the world, provide patient financial assistance, and offer
educational and emotional support for patients and their families.

Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.leukemia-research.org,
or by calling 847-424-0600.


Web Site: http://www.leukemia-research.org

Contact Details: For additional information call:
Carl Alston, Director of Communications

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