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
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 847-919-6250 firstname.lastname@example.org