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OHC Physician Edward Crane Named LLS Man Of The Year

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June 17, 2014

OHC Ed Crane Wins LLS Man of Year Award

OHC’s Dr. Ed Crane, winner of the LLS Man of the Year, alongside his female counterpart Julie Hopkins of Medpace, during the award ceremony held May 30.

OHC physician Edward J. Crane, M.D. has been awarded Man of the Year for 2014 by the Cincinnati Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dr. Crane, a medical oncologist whose interests include breast cancer, genitourinary cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, and palliative care, is the first physician finalist from OHC in the event’s 15-year history.

“This is a great honor and a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for the Cincinnati Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization dedicated to finding a cure and improving patient care,” said Dr. Crane, who has been with OHC since 2006.

OHC Ed Crane Man of Year with Joe Patient

Diagnosed with lymphoma five years ago, Joe participated in a clinical trial through OHC’s research department. He is now cancer free. Dr. Crane’s campaign will fund a research grant to help more patients like Joe.

Eight finalists competed for the title of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) 2014 Man of the Year and were judged solely on a philanthropic basis. Dr. Crane and his fellow nominees had two months – beginning March 21 and ending May 30 – to raise donations for LLS. Every dollar raised counted as one vote, and Dr. Crane was able to raise over $87,000 to help patients with lymphoma, leukemia and myeloma.

“Thank you so much for all the support,” Dr. Crane said in congratulating his contributors and campaign team. “The incredible generosity has been overwhelming, and I am so proud of my campaign team!

He added that the donations will go toward, “a research grant that will help the medical community develop a better understanding of cancer and may allow for the development of a new cancer treatment. Additional money raised will go toward education of patients regarding their diagnosis and financial support to help with the economic burden of undergoing treatment.”

Dr. Crane was crowned during the May 30 Grand Finale event at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel. Dr. Crane’s fundraising total has also been submitted for the national titles. Over $550,000 dollars was raised by all candidates.

OHC Ed Crane and Papa Johns Man of Year

Papa John’s stores in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati, Lawrenceburg, and the Northern Cincinnati suburbs stepped up to the plate to help Dr. Crane raise funds.

Dr. Crane was nominated by a peer and has dedicated his life to helping OHC patients battling cancer. He is an OHC board member and proud supporter of Wellness Community and Cancer Family Care. He is also the former president of the Board for the American Cancer Society Butler County Chapter. He and his wife, Dr. Becki Crane, reside in Mason, Ohio with their three sons.

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

To see and read more about Dr. Crane’s efforts, visit Dr. Crane’s campaign page. And remember, it’s never too late to donate to this great cause.



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