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March 14, 2005

UFCW Receives Leukemia Society Award

United Food and Commercial Workers Union International President Joseph T. Hansen accepted the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the UFCW’s 1.4 million members.  The UFCW has raised more than $28 million for the Society’s blood cancer research in the last 23 years.

“I’m proud UFCW members take an active role in the fight against leukemia and other blood-related diseases,” said Hansen.  “And I’m proud we are helping make a difference in the Society’s great efforts to find a cure.”

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization devoted to researching blood cancers and improving the lives of those affected by the diseases. The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and relies on donations to fund research initiatives, patient services and education programs.

“I’m honored that the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has recognized UFCW’s contributions,” said Hansen.  “But the greatest reward comes from supporting such a worthy and important cause.”

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