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2014 Nicholas E. Colleluori Award

On March 21st 2014, I had the pleasure of introducing cancer survivor and heart transplant recipient Derek Fitzgerald and presenting him with the Nicholas E. Colleluori award for his demonstrated bravery and impact on the blood cancer community at the annual HEADSTRONG Foundation Lime Light Gala. I have known Derek on multiple levels for a couple [...]
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New Opportunities

It seems they found me through my blog and my writings about my diagnosis and now want to partner and manage media opportunities for me with Genentech. We had a great chat on the phone, I then received the below email. It just goes to show you that you never know who is listening. Read below:
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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Applauds FDA’s Approval of Ibrutinib for Patients with Previously Treated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

CLL is second indication approved by FDA for ibrutinib; previously approved for mantle cell lymphoma patients (White Plains, NY) - February 12, 2014 – Today’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of ibrutinib to treat patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) is a significant advance for patients with this blood cancer.   Ibrutinib received FDA approval in [...]
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TNT Talk at the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon Dinner

My perspective on cancer was always that it was something that happened to others. The sick, the elderly. I grew up one of those perfectly healthy kids who played every sport that I could sink my teeth into. I attended college on a soccer scholarship. I hung on the fringe of a pro soccer career [...]
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Rituxan & Decadron CLL Treatment Take 1 (again)

As some of you may know, I was in for another round of treatment yesterday to take care of a little flare up of my chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The plan is to knock it back with a handful of single day doses of Rituxan and decadron. These treatments will be spaced a month apart and [...]
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Health Check

I just wanted to give everyone a quick health update so you all get the same message at the same time. The back story is that I had routine blood work and a CT scan done over the last couple of weeks. My blood work showed an elevated white count with a higher concentration of [...]
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Be Well Philly Article

Philadelphia magazine’s health and fitness supplement, Be Well Philly, ran a nice piece on me in their current September issue. Thanks to editor Emily Leaman, and photographer Adam Jones, for capturing what’s been important in this journey. Pick it up at your local news stand or check it out here. Be Well Philly
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New Runner Academy Interview

I recently did an interview with Matt Johnson of Runner Academy and we chatted about a wide array of topics. Come check out the podcast.
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Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge Voting Closed

I want to sincerely thank everyone for their support of the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge – especially this weekend with the weather from hell. Voting has officially ended. We won’t know the final results until next week and I will be sure to keep everyone posted. I think we made [...]
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Team In Training’s Stephen Brown is a Finalist for Health Hero Challenge

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) of Eastern Pennsylvania applauds Team In Training’s (TNT) coach Stephen Brown of Upper Darby for being one of the four finalists for Be Well Philly’s Health + Hero Challenge.
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