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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2017 “Service to Mankind” Recipient

Thomas Lillis Mr. Thomas Lillis, Senior Vice President, Senior Client Manager for Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the recipient of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2017 “Service to Mankind” Award. Tom was chosen for his leadership and dedication to advancing LLS’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Tom is a native of Western New York where he completed his education with a bachelor’s degree from Canisius College. He is very involved in the local community and has been a Trustee of the chapter since 2007. He has been a supporter since 1993 when his nephew David was diagnosed with leukemia at 30 months old. David is now 26 years old and is a Police Officer for the Richmond, Virginia police department. Tom is past Chairman of the Board and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Society’s local Board of Trustees. Throughout the years, he has served on the Leukemia Cup Golf Classic, Team In Training, Light The Night Walks in Buffalo and Rochester and the Executive Leadership committees. Tom has also represented our chapter at National LLS leadership meetings. An avid guitar player, he also co-chairs the “Rock For The Cure” concert and plays with his band, the Kensington’s, to benefit LLS. Tom is a great volunteer for our Chapter, doing whatever he can to help advance our mission. His dedication, compassion and willingness to lead by example is amazing, and his generous contribution of time, talent, and treasury is greatly appreciated by all our patients who benefit from his efforts. Tom resides in Tonawanda with his wife Karen and are the proud parents of three children. Past recipients of this most prestigious local award are Steven Longo, Michael Huntress, Norman Orlowski, Jr., Lois Cropp, RN, the late Dennis Dintino, Michael Faso, John Rodgers, Paul Nanula, Michael Cropp, MD, William Huntress, Martin Brecher, MD, Jack Quinn, Gerard Mazurkiewicz, Marsha Henderson, Richard Penfold, Richard Ryan, Ralph Macey, Jr., Jacquie Walker, Larry Castellani, Roy Lever, Patrick Lee, the late Bernard Kennedy, the late Reverend James Demske, the late Robert Rich, Sr., Jim Kelly, the late Frank Ciminelli, and the late Seymour Knox, III. The Western & Central New York Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is proud to honor Tom Lillis for his dedication in making a difference in the lives of local blood cancer patients and their families, and for his service to our community, with this year’s “Service to Mankind” award.

Welcome to the Diamond Ball Dear Friends and Supporters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,

Norman & Paula Orlowski 2017 Diamond Ball Chairs

Thank you for coming together for the 25th Anniversary Diamond Ball to celebrate the advances we have made in the fight to eradicate blood cancers. Special thanks to our generous sponsors, attendees and the entire community. The progress that has been made to develop a cure for blood cancers would not have been possible without you, and we truly appreciate your commitment to this worthwhile cause. This years’ Service to Mankind Award will be presented to Thomas Lillis of Bank of America Merrill Lynch for his leadership and selfless dedication to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Tonight, we will also honor many individuals who are involved in the efforts to find a cure our volunteers, supporters, researchers, physicians, and the many families, friends and neighbors who have been touched by leukemia, lymphoma or any of the blood cancers. Their commitment is truly inspirational. On behalf of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, we would like to thank each of you for your continued support. We hope you enjoy this special evening filled with wonderful music, food and friendship, knowing that the financial success of the Diamond Ball will continue to advance The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Together we will continue to fight to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

Norman Orlowski, Jr. President/CEO, Erie and Niagara Insurance Association Officer, Board of Trustees Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, WCNY Chapter

Paula Orlowski CPA, Tax & Financial Accounting Analyst Andreozzi Bluestein LLP

Dr. Lee Greenberger  SVP, Chief Scientific Officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

Lee Greenberger, PhD, is Chief Scientific Officer of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  He is  responsible  for  planning  and  executing  the  strategy  for  all  LLS  research  programs,  including  grant  funding  programs,  the  Therapy  Acceleration  Program  (TAP),  as  well  as  other  research  initiatives. Dr. Greenberger guides LLS's efforts to translate innovative research into clinical trials  that ultimately will pave the way for new therapies to treat blood cancers.  Most  recently,  Greenberger  was  the  global  head  of  search  and  diligence  for  oncology  and  immunology at Bristol‐Myers Squibb where he examined opportunities for over 200 oncology  companies and helped set the business strategy for oncology and immunology.  Prior to that, he  served  for  six  years  as  vice  president  for  research  at  Enzon  Pharmaceuticals  where  he  was  responsible  for  pre‐clinical  pharmacology,  toxicology,  process  development,  and  analytical  chemistry  efforts  associated  with  the  discovery  and  development  of  oncology  assets.  Greenberger  also  held  positions  of  increasing  responsibility  in  the  research  organizations  of  Johnson & Johnson and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, where he began his industry career in 1990 at  American Cyanamid/Lederle Laboratories, which was later acquired by Wyeth. He was given the  President's Award for his work at Wyeth.  Dr. Greenberger holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester and a Ph.D. from  Emory University. He has done post‐doctoral work at Columbia University and was on faculty at  the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  Greenberger has published more than 85 publications,  mostly focused on oncology, during his research career. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 25th Annual Diamond Ball Saturday, February 25, 2017 Cocktails/Hors d’oeuvres/Silent Auction and entertainment by Gary Quatrani .……...6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Silent Auction Closes ..………………………….8:45 p.m. Master of Ceremonies ......................................Jacquie Walker Welcome ............................................................Norman & Paula Orlowski Invocation …………………………….……..…….Fr. Leon Biernat Dinner .................................................................8:00 p.m. Diamond Winner ................................................Todd Scanlon “Service To Mankind” Ceremony .....................LLS Ambassadors “Service to Mankind” Recipient .......................Thomas Lillis Guest Speaker ………………………………...…..Dr. Lee Greenberger Winners of Rafffles .............................................Norman & Paula Orlowski Dancing until Midnight .......................................New York Rockin Revue

Menu For The Evening Cocktail Reception

“Diamonds are a girl's best friend and a man's worst enemy!" by Author Unknown Brilliant cut Diamond ice sculptures complimented by an array of dazzling delectable jewels of culinary de  course. Phyllo Asparagus Prosciutto baguettes, Balight. Stimulating and preparing your palate for the main con & Fontina cheese diamonds, Three cheese banana pepper bruschetta marquis are a few of the jewels to begin your dining experience.   


Marquis Course "Big girls need big diamonds." by Elizabeth Taylor    Field greens set teardrop peppadew peppers, ciliegini, charred cherry tomatoes & bell peppers dressed with White Balsamic Vinaigrette   

Diamond Entrée

“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond!” by Mae West

Seared Filet Mignon & French cut Chicken breast with Balsamic glaze Complimented by

Fingerling potatoes w/ caramelized onions and Roasted Root Vegetables


“A diamond is a chunk of coal that is made good under pressure.” by Henry Kissinger

Chef Flambè Station

Banana Foster, Cherries Jubilee, Lemon Crepes with Whipped Cream Variety of other pastry treasures


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Integer Holdings Corporation

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Thomas Lillis

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Kelly Longo

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Columbus McKinnon

Jacquie Schneegold

Andreozzi Bluestein LLP

Dick Shaner Jr.

The Martin Group/Martin Davison Public Relations Executive Director Nancy Hails

Deputy Executive Director Luann Burgio

Master of Ceremonies

Jacquie Walker

Jacquie Walker is celebrating her 34th year as news anchor at WIVB-TV Channel 4… the only woman in Buffalo broadcasting who has celebrated this milestone at one television station. She anchors News 4 at 5 & 6 and the #1 rated News 4 at 11 p.m. For her outstanding career, Jacquie was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame in 2011. The Buffalo Excellence in Media Awards selected her as ‘Television Personality of the Year’ in 2012. Buffalo Business First has named Jacquie among the most influential people in WNY. Jacquie has been a dedicated volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for decades. She served as a longtime co-host of the Leukemia Televent and says she has had the true pleasure of watching many of the young patients who appeared on those early telethons grow up to become healthy young adults. It’s a testament to how your donations for blood cancer research are saving lives. Almost from the beginning, Jacquie has been emcee of our annual Diamond Ball. In 1999, her dedication to the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma was honored with the prestigious Service to Mankind Award. Jacquie truly believes in serving others through community volunteerism. She has received major awards from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Kevin Guest House, Rotary Club, National Conference for Community and Justice and other charitable organizations. For the past 8 years, the Buffalo chapter of the American Association of University Women has presented a $5,000 scholarship in Jacquie’s honor to a local college student. Jacquie’s work has been recognized with dozens of journalism awards, fourteen Emmy nominations, and the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Communications. She is proud to be on the News 4 team that earned two National Edward R. Murrow Awards for coverage of the tragic crash of Flight 3407 in 2009. In 2012, she anchored live coverage from Canada as Nik Wallenda completed his historic wirewalk over Niagara Falls. Jacquie’s husband, Mike Beato, is an internet and technology consultant. They are the proud parents of two young men: an administrator with the Stern School of Business, New York University, and an attorney with the Washington, D.C. law firm, Wiley Rein. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society extends a heartfelt thank you to Jacquie for her dedication and commitment to our mission of a CURE for leukemia, lymphoma, and the blood cancers. We are honored to have Jacquie serve as our Mistress of Ceremonies for our 25th Anniversary Diamond Ball!

In Memory of Bob Koop

November 4, 1947 - January 1, 1995 In Special Tribute to the fond memory of a brave leader who truly believed in, and had a clear vision of, our goal of finding a CURE for leukemia, lymphoma and blood cancers. Bob Koop, who came to Channel 4 as a news anchorman in 1981, truly exemplified the meaning of a dedicated journalist. Colorful on and off the air, he was known for his knowledgeable, caring and professional manner. The impact of his tough battle with leukemia and his generosity in helping others will always be remembered by the Western New York community. The memory of his courageous fight will live on through the dedication of our volunteers, staff and especially our patients as we continue to fight to find a CURE.

IN LOVING MEMORY Dr. Meir Wetzler, MD, FACP 1955 – 2015

Chief of the Leukemia Section and Medical Director of Clinical Services in the Department of Medicine at Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Dr. Wetzler was a very passionate and kind person; a dedicated, brilliant doctor who truly made a difference in every life he touched. He will be greatly missed and remembered always.

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Thank you for entertaining our guests at the 25th Annual Diamond Ball! For booking information contact: J. R. Productions Phone: 716-685-9888 E-Mail:

Mark Gioele & Audio Visual Advantage, Inc would like to congratulate all of the committee members and volunteers for their part in making

such a great success! Your efforts will improve the quality of life of those inflicted with leukemia, lymphoma and blood cancers, and will ultimately help to find a CURE for these devastating diseases! On behalf of Mark Gioele and Audio Visual Advantage, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to be a part of such an important event as this.

Jim Noe UFOUNDASOUND Friend of LLS for providing his time, talent and music equipment. Jim, your continued support is greatly appreciated!

Special Thanks

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Special Thanks to the following florists that created & donated the centerpieces this evening.

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Thank you to Dessert Deli for donating the delicious cookies for all Diamond Ball guests.

Patient Access Programs The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers a variety of programs and services for people affected by blood cancer. All services are offered free of charge. Information 

Information Specialists – One-on-one support is available from 9 am to 9 pm (EST) from Information Specialists who are master’s level oncology social workers, nurses and health educators. They can answer general questions, offer guidance and support and assist with clinicaltrial searches. They can be reached at 1-800-955-4572, via email at or online chat at

Education 

Education Programs – LLS sponsors a range of free telephone and web education programs, videos, and local education programs for patients and caregivers about various disease, support and treatment topics.

Education Materials - Available on a variety of different blood cancer topics and diagnoses. You may order publications to receive by mail by calling 1-800-955-4572 or view/print them as PDFs from our website at

Support 

First Connection - A peer mentor support program, connecting people who are newly diagnosed or having a new treatment with a trained peer volunteer who has gone through a similar experience. This program is available to patients, caregivers and family members. To be matched with a peer volunteer, please call 1-800-955-4572 or fill out on online request form at

Family Support Groups - An ideal place to talk with other people affected by blood cancers including patients, family members and caregivers. LLS support groups are professionally moderated and offered in person or by phone. For more information on groups in your area, please call 1-800-955-4572 or check your chapter website at

LLS Community - An online social network and registry for people living with or supporting someone with blood cancer. It is a one-stop-shop to access the latest disease information and to reach out to and be supported by others who share similar experiences. Contribute to the patient registry to help drive better outcomes for patients and caregivers. Join at

Online Chats - A friendly forum to share experiences and chat about a variety of topics. Each chat is moderated by an oncology social worker and is password protected. Please visit for more information.

Financial Assistance 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Co-Pay Assistance Program - Offers financial support toward the cost of insurance co-payments and/or insurance premium costs for prescription drugs. Patients must qualify both medically and financially for this program. To get more information or to apply for this program call 877-557-2672 or visit Funds are subject to availability.

Other Financial Assistance Programs – There may be other LLS financial assistance programs available to you or we may be able to provide referrals to resources from other organizations. Please call an Information Specialist at 1-800-955-4572 to find out more information.

28th Annual


Splash !

Thursday, June 8, 2017 · 6:00 P.M.

BANCHETTI uç e|ééÉËá 550 North French Road Amherst, NY 14228


How does it feel to “SPLASH” into 1,000 gallons of gelatin? Find out by joining us for the Gelatin Splash! Or wouldn’t you just love to see or possibly challenge your… * Boss * Best Friend * Secretary * Relative * Teacher * Co-Worker * Celebrity * Other? Randy Andreozzi

… to slide into 1,000 gallons of jiggly gelatin to help fight cancer?

Andreozzi Bluestein LLP

Participants are asked to obtain a minimum of $500 in sponsorship money from friends, relatives, co-workers, corporate donations, etc. for them to slide into 1,000 gallons of jiggly gelatin in honor or in loving memory of a cancer patient! Participants who raise $1,000 or more will become members of the Super Splasher Club! TO REGISTER:  Visit  Email  Call our Chapter Office at 716.834.2578 or 800.784.2368


Joseph Burwick

Freed Maxick CPA’s, PC Interested in serving on the Gelatin Splash Committee? For details please contact Luann Burgio at the Chapter Office at 716.249.3001 or email




BOARD CHAIR Michael Bradley, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer NOCO Incorporated VICE CHAIRS

Thomas Lillis, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Martin Burruano, Independent Health Norm Orlowski, Jr., Erie and Niagara Insurance Association


Steven Longo, Benchmark Group


Randall Andreozzi, Andreozzi Bluestein LLP


Christopher Ahlers

John Lopinski

Integer Holdings

Hodgson Russ LLP

Mary Beth Billittier

Erica M. Muhleman

Chef’s Restaurant

Pegula Sports & Entertainment

Michael R. Bonetto

Joseph Nicastro

Reggie Dejean

Pamela Powley

First Niagara Risk Management, Inc.

Ramos & Ramos

Lawley Services

Chubb & Son

Howard Epstein

Greg Rustowicz

Freed Maxick CPAs, P.C.

Columbus McKinnon Corp.

Michael Huntress

Joseph Tripi II

Acquest Development

Martin Brecher, MD



James Ingham

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Niagara University

James Deuschle

Joseph Marris

Rich Products Corporation

Daniel Dintino, Jr.

PCB Piezotronics

John Rodgers

Kenworth Northeast Group

Independent Health

Reggie Dejean

Pamela Powley

Lawley Services


Chubb & Son


Friday, September 22, 2017 Delaware Park

What is the Light The Night Walk?

Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) international evening fundraising walk to celebrate & commemorate lives touched by cancer. Participants carry illuminated balloons along the walk course – red for supporters, white for cancer patients & survivors, and a special gold balloon for those who walk in memory of a loved one. Participants can become Team Captains by forming teams of friends, family, co-workers, etc. Each walker is asked to raise funds to help fight blood cancers. These funds are spent locally on blood cancer research and local patient aid & services.

Why Walk?

It’s fun! It’s inspirational! More than a walk, the evening is a celebration that includes music, food, a prize wheel, Chinese auction and other family activities. And you’ll be helping hundreds of thousands of Americans battling leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma.

Please join us in 2017!

Teams and walkers can sign up now! Committee members are also needed, and sponsorship opportunities are currently available. Please call our Chapter Office at 716.834.2578 or 800.784.2368, e-mail or visit to sign up or for more information. Funds raised from Light The Night will help advance our mission to CURE leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Syracuse Walk: Thursday, September 14, 2017 Rochester Walk: Friday, September 15, 2017


Congratulations 2017 “Service to Mankind” Recipient Thomas Lillis Because of people like Tom, Today we are closer than ever to cures for many kinds of blood cancer. We are on the brink of life changing breakthroughs. We can see the end of cancer from here. Not Someday, Today. Special THANKS to the 2017 Diamond Ball Co-Chairs, Paula & Norm Orlowski for their leadership and tireless efforts. A big thank you to the Sub-Committee Chairs, the entire Diamond Ball Committee, and all sponsors and supporters for making this year’s Diamond Ball a tremendous success! “Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work”. Vince Lombardi

Thank you for being a part of our quest to create a world without blood cancers!

The Semi-Precious Gemstones Given This Evening Were Donated By

Scanlon Jewelers 5735 Main St. Williamsville, NY 14221 (716) 633-6362

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