Award to be Presented on March 31, 2012 at the 25th Anniversary Leukemia Ball
Alexandria, VA - The National Capital Area Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announced today that it will honor Human Genome Sciences as a 2012 Titan of Business & Philanthropy. Human Genome Sciences will receive the award in recognition of their efforts to make an extraordinary difference in both the business and community environments.
The award will be presented to Human Genome Sciences at the 2012 Leukemia Ball on March 31 at the Washington Convention Center. The 2012 event marks the 25th Anniversary of the Leukemia Ball, the Washington, D.C. area?s largest non-political black tie.
"Human Genome Sciences is proud of our commitment to the community and support of educational programs for healthcare providers and activities that advance medicine," said James H. Davis Ph.D, J.D, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Human Genome Sciences and 2012 Leukemia Ball co-Chair. "The 25th Anniversary of the Leukemia Ball provides an outstanding opportunity to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization which shares our goal to improve the quality of life of patients."
Human Genome Sciences exists to place new therapies into the hands of those battling serious disease. This commitment extends to the community where HGS supports clinical and non-clinical investigator-sponsored research, and activities that advance medicine and improve professional education, patient care and disease awareness. Additionally, they provide charitable contributions to non-profit organizations working towards similar educational and research goals in the therapeutic areas on which they focus.
"We are deeply thankful to Human Genome Sciences for its commitment to the community and for their support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society?s mission," said Gabrielle Urquhart, Executive Director of the National Capital Area Chapter. "Through our shared goals, together we will make a difference in the lives of our patients and their families."
For more information about the 2012 Leukemia Ball, please call (703) 399-2900.