Solstice CEO Dr. Leonard Weiss Receives LLS John Engdahl Award
June 18, 2015
Solstice’s Chief Executive Officer Dr. Leonard Weiss has been honored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with its John Engdahl Award. The award was established in recognition of John’s dreams and his accomplishments of running and raising much needed funds for the Society. These awards are given annually to Team In Training participants who raise more than $5,000 for their event and $1,200 for Fast Track events or Healthy Start programs.
John Engdahl Awards are also given to those participants who run in the Boston Marathon and raise $10,000 or more and qualified/waivered runners who raise $5,000. Dr. Weiss, who was on the LLS’s 2015 marathon team and also completed the race, raised over $34,000 for LLS.
This award is a tribute to the marathon that every blood cancer survivor runs, to the challenges of treatment and to the hope of a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma.
“I want to express my heartfelt gratitude for being named the recipient of this year's John Engdahl award,” said Dr. Weiss. “My success, as well as the success of all of my teammates, is a true testimony to the Society, specifically those individuals who supported the Boston Marathon fundraising event. There is no doubt in my mind that the level of success and passion that was exuded by all was a direct result of all of the ‘behind the scenes’ support that we received.”
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: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple 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.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
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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