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Florida Cancer Specialists’ Senior Physician Liaison Rhonda Webster Nominated for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year

  • FLASCO
  • May 14, 2018

Nation’s Largest Independent Hematology and Oncology Practice Lends Support

Orlando, FL – May 7, 2018. . . Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is pleased to announce that Central Florida Senior Physician Liaison, Rhonda Webster, has been nominated by the North and Central Florida chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as a candidate for the 2018 Woman of the Year. Each year, after an intensive nominating and vetting process, community leaders, like Rhonda Webster, accept the challenge to engage in a spirited competition to raise funds for LLS and earn the coveted title of “Man/Woman of the Year.”

After graduating from Brevard Community College, Rhonda Webster worked for Lincare, a provider of respiratory therapy products and services, for six years as a District Manager. She joined FCS as a Physician Liaison in November of 2013 and was promoted to Senior Physician Liaison in 2015. Rhonda Webster says the best part of her job is witnessing the truly compassionate care from the physicians and staff at FCS and knowing that patients will be receiving state of the art treatment in a convenient setting, close to home.

“Cancer has touched my life like so many others,” Rhonda Webster said, “When I see patients in infusion suites daily fighting for their lives, I want to do anything I can to assist in providing funding for patient services and research to benefit these brave men and women. I want to be a part of making their lives better and finding the cure.”

Luis A. Gomez, LLS Campaign Manager, North & Central Florida Chapter shared, “We are thrilled to have nominatedRhonda Webster this year as a candidate for Woman of the Year. Rhonda Webster’s desire to make an impact in her community, relentless attitude towards accomplishing her goals and passion for LLS’s mission, we are confident Rhonda will be an amazing ambassador to our organization and have a great Woman of the Year campaign.”

The Man/Woman of the Year Program at LLS not only supports patient services but also, advocacy, public and professional education, Clinical Trials and research and community services, as well.

To cast a vote for Rhonda Webster, just go to http://pages.mwoy.org/ncfl/orlando18/rwebster. This link will take you to Rhonda’s personal web page, where you may donate to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Every dollar donated counts as one vote.

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, Hodgkin’s disease and 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 Rye Brook, 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, Mondaythrough Friday9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

For more information contact:
Andrea Greif, Senior Director, Communications
andrea.greif@lls.org
914-821-8958, mobile: 914-772-3027

Luis Gomez, Campaign Manager, Man & Woman of the Year
Luis.gomez@lls.org
407-454-5845, mobile: 407-965-6575

About Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FLCancer.com: Founded in 1984, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute (FCS) is the largest independent medical oncology/hematology practice in the United States. With more than 220 physicians, 180 nurse practitioners and physician assistants and nearly 100 locations in our network, we are committed to providing world-class cancer care in community-based settings close to home.

Recognized by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) with a national Clinical Trials Participation Award, FCS offers patients access to more clinical trials than any private oncology practice in Florida. In the past 3 years, the majority of new cancer drugs approved for use in the U.S. were studied in clinical trials with Florida Cancer Specialists participation.* Our physicians are consistently ranked nationally as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report. Trained in such prestigious medical schools and research institutes as Duke, Stanford, Harvard, Emory, M.D. Anderson, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering, the physicians of Florida Cancer Specialists provide leadership and consultation in the state’s leading hospitals.

FCS serves patients on the Gulf Coast from Naples to the greater Tampa Bay area, north as far as Tallahassee, in Orlando and surrounding Central Florida communities, and on the East Coast from Palm Beach County to the Jacksonville area.

Florida Cancer Specialists has built a national reputation for excellence that is reflected in exceptional and compassionate patient care, driven by innovative clinical research and cutting-edge technologies that help advance targeted treatments and genetically-based immunotherapies, and embodied by our outstanding team of highly-trained and dedicated physicians, clinicians and staff.

* Prior to approval

For More Information, Contact:
Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
Shelly Glenn, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer – SGlenn@FLCancer.com
770.365.6168

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813.334.6690

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