Solstice CEO Speaks at LLS Team In Training Luncheon, Raises Over $34,000 for Cause
April 28, 2015
Dr. Leonard Weiss, Chief Executive Officer at Solstice,
spoke at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Team In Training
Inspiration Luncheon. This annual event
is to celebrate LLS’s Boston Marathon runners as a team. This year, 111 runners
enjoyed lunch and speeches by inspirational guest speakers—including Dr. Weiss
and Anna Peirce, professional runner.
Team in Training is a national campaign run by The Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society that includes run/walk, cycle, and triathlon events. Participants
train with certified coaches for the weeks/months leading up to their event and
fundraise for LLS while doing so.
Several years ago, Dr. Weiss was diagnosed with cancer, underwent
chemotherapy and has been in remission for over three years. Long distance
running became an outlet, and while still under treatment, he completed his
first full marathon—and went on to two Boston Marathon attempts. He came close
to completing his last attempt but was unfortunately unable to finish due to the tragic bombing. But 2015 was his year.
“Securing a spot on the LLS’s 2015 marathon team was such a
privilege. I was also beyond honored to be chosen to speak at LLS’s Team In
Training Luncheon and share my story,” said Dr. Weiss. “While completing the
Boston Marathon certainly has been a goal, it was secondary to my desire to
raise funds for LLS, whose cause is near and dear to my heart.”
In fact, Dr. Weiss raised over $34,000 for LLS. “This is my
proudest accomplishment of all,” he said. “The importance of the life-saving
work and research undertaken by LLS cannot be understated. I’m so thrilled so
many of my family, friends and colleagues stepped up to support me in my
fundraising endeavors. I cannot thank them enough.”
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia,
lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of
patients and their families.
LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated
to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world
and provides free information and support services.
Solstice is a privately held Florida corporation based in Plantation, Fla.
Solstice administers and markets dental, vision, pharmaceutical, life and
short- and long-term disability benefits plans. Solstice and its subsidiaries
also offer Third Party Administration (TPA) services in the Alabama,
California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland,
Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia markets—and are in the process of
expanding nationwide. It has been named one of “Florida’s Best Companies to
Work For” and has made Inc. magazine’s “America’s Fastest Growing Companies”
list for three years in a row. Solstice has also developed the Solstice
Marketplace, a private health care exchange. Created specifically with insurance
brokers in mind, the Solstice Marketplace provides brokers with a one stop shop
to offer personalized service to their customers.
For information on Solstice and the Solstice Marketplace,
contact 1.877.760.2247 or visit www.SolsticeBenefits.com and www.SolsticeMarketplace.com.
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