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David Cranmer Recognized for volunteer efforts

SHELBURNE David Cranmer of Shelburne, Vermont has been named the recipient of the 2007 Chairmans Award for Advocacy by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Chairmans Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments of a volunteer who has supported the Societys efforts towards improving quality of life for patients and their families as well as building awareness for the Society and its mission. Cranmer was nominated by the Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter and was the Awards Committee unanimous choice for the honor. He was presented with the award at the Societys Annual Leadership Conference in November. Cranmer is an eight-year leukemia and bone marrow transplant survivor. He has been a chapter volunteer since 2000 serving as a First Connection volunteer, family support group facilitator, Society ambassador, Patient Services Committee Chair, Light the Night Committee member and walker, Team In Training Honored Patient and event speaker, survivor educational program speaker, patient advocate and Board Trustee. David has represented the Society at the Department of Defense scientific peer review program for leukemia research for an unprecedented three consecutive years. In addition to his LLS volunteer work, Cranmer is a co-founder of the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network. He was a Vermont delegate to the Lance Armstrong Foundations 2006 Survivor Summit and a state advocate for the 2007 LiveStrong Day. He also serves on the planning committee for the Stowe Weekend of Hope as well as the Vermont Bone Marrow Donor Program and the National Cancer Survivors Day. Since 2006, he has been employed as the coordinator for Vermonters Taking Action Against Cancer, the statewide coalition responsible for implementing the Vermont State Cancer Plan. David and his wife Allison live in Shelburne, Vermont. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the worlds largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. For more information, call 866-255-3583 or visit: www.lls.org .

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