Lab honored by the American Cancer Society

March 7, 2007

Lab honored by the American Cancer Society

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is being recognized by the American Cancer Society with the Corporate Recognition Award for consistent outstanding charitable contributions and leading efforts in cancer awareness and research. American Cancer Society Regional Vice President John Lazar will present the award to LLNL Director George Miller at a ceremony on March 23 for Lab employees to be held in Livermore.

“The award is given to outstanding corporations and organizations who demonstrate a commitment to furthering the mission of the American Cancer Society,” explained Kristen Ogdon, American Cancer Society corporate relations manager for the Greater Bay Area.

Ogdon cited three specific reasons for the award: LLNL’s exemplary work in educating employees about cancer and chronic disease prevention and care; being the largest contributor to the Daffodil Days campaign, not only in the Bay Area but also in Northern California (raising nearly $32,000 last year and a total of more than $133,000 over the past five years); and providing a presence in both the Livermore and Tracy Relay for Life events for several years, raising thousands of dollars, as well as helping to increase community awareness in the fight against cancer.

In addition to the awards ceremony, tours and presentations relating to the Lab’s progress in cancer-related research and technologies are planned for the American Cancer Society attendees.

For more information about the Lab’s recognition by the American Cancer Society, contact Mark Costella, LLNL Cancer Awareness Committee chairperson, at (925) 422-8999.

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has a mission to ensure national security and to apply science and technology to the important issues of our time. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by the University of California for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.