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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Congratulates Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee

November 13, 2008

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, Cleveland Indians pitcher Cliff Lee won the American League Cy Young Award. Pitching a remarkable 22-3 season, Lee was a favorite to win the prestigious prize.

Lee is a champion both on and off the field. For the past three years, he and his wife, Kristen, have served as honorary chairs for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Northern Ohio Chapter Light The Night(TM) Walk. This annual event has special meaning to the Lee family, as they have personally been touched by blood cancer. In 2001, their son, Jaxon, was diagnosed with leukemia at just 4 months old. Today, Jaxon is in remission and is a healthy and happy 7-year-old.

Light the Night is an LLS annual fundraising event held each fall to raise funds for cancer research and patient services. Light The Night celebrates survivorship and is a meaningful way to remember those who have lost their battle with blood cancer.

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 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 LLS 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, LLS has invested more than $600 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 6.3 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals.

For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.lls.org/ or call LLS’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.

   Contact: Kristin Hoose   Phone: 914.821.8973   Email: Kristin.Hoose@lls.org  

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

CONTACT: Kristin Hoose, +1-914-821-8973, Kristin.Hoose@lls.org

Web Site: http://www.lls.org/