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Article posted: 7/22/2013 10:01 AM

Leukemia Research Foundation seeks nurse nominations

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By Submitted by Leukemia Research Foundation

Nurses make an immense difference in the lives of blood cancer patients and their families every day. An exceptional hematology-oncology nurse is dedicated, loved by patients and is an invaluable part of the treatment team.

The Leukemia Research Foundation seeks nominations of nurses who treat adult or pediatric leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or myelodysplastic syndromes patients for its annual Nurse of the Year Award. Patients, family members, caregivers, co-workers, and colleagues, are all invited to nominate an outstanding nurse for the award.

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Nominations are open until Friday, Aug. 16, and applications are available on the LRF website at www.leukemia-research.org. Forms are also available by email at Linda@LRFmail.org or by calling (847) 424-0600.

Nomination guidelines are as follows:

• Candidates must work in Illinois or within 100 miles of Chicago.

• Candidates must hold an RN or an LPN certification and care for or serve blood cancer patients.

• Nominations must be submitted on the official LRF nomination form.

Mail completed nomination forms to: Leukemia Research Foundation, Attn. Linda Kabot, 3520 Lake Ave., Suite 202, Wilmette, IL, 60091-1064; send via fax to (847) 424-0606 or email 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 blood cancers. 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 in September.

The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Wilmette, 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 67 years, thousands of volunteers and 23 chapters have helped the foundation raise more than $54 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.

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