Lymphoma Research Foundation Elects New Leadership

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Houston Civic Leader Donna Reinbolt Joins Foundation Board of Directors

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The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is pleased to announce the election of Donna Reinbolt of Houston, TX to its board of directors.

LRF is the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and to serving those touched by the disease. Foundation board members are responsible for supporting the mission, policies and activities of the Lymphoma Research Foundation; establishing policies and programmatic goals; and monitoring the organization’s finances.

“Members of the LRF board of directors are critical to our success,” said Diane Blum, LRF Chief Executive Officer. “Donna has long been a leader in Houston’s lymphoma community, founding the LRF Houston Chapter and establishing a number of local programs for patients and caregivers. I look forward to the contributions she will make to further the Foundation’s mission and programs at the national level.”

In 2007 Reinbolt co-founded the LRF Houston chapter, which has raised more than $100,000 for lymphoma research and sponsored numerous events, including fundraising and educational programs for members of the local lymphoma community.

“I am honored and thrilled to be a part of the LRF board and help lead the fight against lymphoma,” said Reinbolt. “As a survivor, mother, wife and grassroots organizer for LRF, I've seen firsthand the devastating impact of the disease and the urgent need for research and education. I am passionate about winning this battle.”

Reinbolt is a graduate of The State University of New York at Albany and Western New England University School of Law. She is an active member of the Houston Bar Association, and has practiced law in New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. She serves on the Executive Advisory Board of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center's Lymphoma SPORE, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) research grant. In 2011, she was selected by the National Cancer Institute to serve as the national lymphoma patient advocate at its annual Translational Science Meeting in Washington, D.C. Reinbolt resides in Houston, TX with her husband and two sons.

Lymphoma is the most common form of blood cancer. There are currently more than 660,000 Americans living with, or in remission from the disease.

About the Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest non-profit lymphoma organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with critical information on the disease. To date, LRF has awarded more than $51 million in lymphoma-specific research. For additional information on LRF’s programs and services, visit lymphoma.org.

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