TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Lymphoma Canada is pleased to announce
the appointment of Robin Markowitz as Chief Executive Officer,
effective December 4, 2013.
Ms. Markowitz brings 25 years of non-profit and charitable experience in
senior leadership, development, marketing, and volunteer management.
She is a transformational leader, most recently having worked as
National Director of Development at Osteoporosis Canada. Robin also has
eight years of experience working with the lymphoma community in her
role as National Director of Development & Marketing at Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society of Canada.
"I am honoured to lead Lymphoma Canada in their mission to support
lymphoma patients and their families, fund vital research and advocate
for the best treatments available. I look forward to working with the
dedicated team of volunteers, donors, staff, Scientific Advisory Board
and board of directors to further our reach within the lymphoma
Ms. Markowitz replaces Sue Robson, Executive Director, who led the
organization for three years before her decision to transition into a
part-time position at Lymphoma Canada as Manager of Advocacy &
Stakeholder Relations, beginning February 1, 2014.
"Robin's demonstrated success in fundraising and leadership will greatly
increase our capacity to expand nationally and achieve our mission,"
said Paul Weingarten, Chair of the Lymphoma Canada Board of Directors.
"We are confident that Robin is the right leader to help take the fight
against lymphoma cancer to the next level."
Lymphoma in Canada
Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer in Canada. In 2013, close to
9,000 Canadians were diagnosed with lymphoma. It affects many people,
from patients, family and caregivers, to medical professionals and
researchers and incidence is on the rise in young adults and children.
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops when an error in the
production of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell found in the
lymph nodes, results in abnormal cells that become cancerous.
About Lymphoma Canada
Lymphoma affects many people, from patients, family and caregivers, to
medical professionals and researchers. Lymphoma Canada connects and
empowers this community through education, support, and research.
Together we are promoting early detection, finding new and better
treatments, helping patients access those treatments, learning
lymphoma's many causes, and finding a cure.
For more information about this registered charity, please visit lymphoma.ca or call 1-866-659-5556.
SOURCE: Lymphoma Foundation Canada
For further information:
Marketing and Communication Coordinator, Lymphoma Canada
905.822.5135 ext. 8