Rick Ostroff Re-elected as Chair of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter

In June 25, 2021

ALBANY, N.Y. – Ostroff Associates founder, president and CEO Rick Ostroff was re-elected as board chairman of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter in an election of a new board and slate of officers Thursday night.

Rick Ostroff will lead LLS for a second term after the organization overcame a pandemic year full of challenges, thus far exceeding revenue goals for 2020-2021. A local team of LLS officers and board members will aid Ostroff in the financial, legal, public relations and logistics sectors, among others.

“I am proud and honored to chair this talented board, as LLS returns to a full calendar of fundraising and advocacy activities in 2021 and 2022,” said Ostroff. “Having years of personal and family history with LLS, I know the value of advocacy and fundraising toward fighting deadly blood cancers. Our board will redouble efforts in the coming year to once again exceed our goals, support the search for a cure, and fund critical access to cancer care.”

Rick Ostroff’s parents, Jules and Bonnie, were founding members of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s local chapter in the early 1960s and served in leadership roles on the local and national levels. His father was a board member and served as secretary of the National Leukemia Society of America. His mother served as chapter president and secretary.

In 2017, Rick announced a $100,000 personal donation to Albany Medical Center, which continues to assist families of pediatric cancer patients at the Melodies Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Bernard & Miller Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. 

The Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter of LLS serves 19 counties in upstate New York and all of Vermont. The office is located at 1 Marcus Boulevard, Albany, NY. To learn more, visit www.lls.org/uny or call us at 518-438-3583.

About Ostroff Associates: Experience, integrity and results define the work of Ostroff Associates, one of the premier and most successful government relations firms in New York. Providing services in lobbying, budget advocacy, procurement, strategic consulting, rules and regulations, compliance and communications, the Ostroff team has a proven 25-year track record of expertly meeting clients’ needs of every size in every field.

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