WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Davide M. Carbone, Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, has been named 2007 Light The Night Walk Chairman by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Palm Beach Area Chapter, announced Pam Payne, executive director.
“Davide’s reputation as a respected civic and business leader and his commitment to fighting blood cancers through the services provided by Nicklaus Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center make him a natural choice to chair the Light The Night Walk and serve as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s liaison to local businesses and organizations,” said Payne.
Carbone is a Trustee Member of the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches. He has served as CEO of St. Mary’s Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital since July 2006. As walk chairman, Carbone is its top corporate volunteer leader and responsible for recruiting and mobilizing fundraising teams. In addition to hosting events and raising money prior to the event, Carbone will deliver the opening remarks at the Light The Night Walk on Nov. 2 at Centennial Square in West Palm Beach.
The Light The Night Walk is an annual event to raise funds in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to improve the lives of blood cancer patients. Money raised through the walk is used to fund the work of hundreds of the world’s best and brightest researchers in their search for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital at St. Mary’s Medical Center is a leader in hematology and oncology services. As one of only approximately 236 Children’s Oncology Group (COG) member institutions in the world and the only one of its kind between Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando, the hospital collates information and results of clinical trials and then submits them to COG for research and development purposes. COG uses this information to determine the most successful treatment methods. The research has led to significant discoveries that have improved treatments and increased survival rates among pediatric and adult cancer patients world-wide.
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