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OHC Medical Oncologist Nominates Nurse Navigator’s Son For LLS Students of the Year

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January 23, 2017

LLS Students of the Year 2017

Sam Smallwood, Junior at Summit Country Day is part of Blake Holtman’s Students of the Year (for LLS) Fundraising Team. Blake Holtman is a Junior at Milford High School.

At OHC, supporting cancer research and advances is a family affair. Recently, Dr. Peter Reuhlman, a medical oncologist at OHC’s Anderson office and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) board member, nominated Blake Holtman, the son of OHC nurse navigator Lauren Holtman, RN, BSN, to participate in the LLS Students of the Year leadership development and philanthropy program.

This annual program gives high school students an opportunity to participate in a fundraising campaign to benefit the LLS. The student or teams who raise the most money at the end of the seven-week competition earn the title Student(s) of the Year.

The money raised through the Students of the Year program are used to fund research and advances for cures and offer free blood cancer information, education, and support to patients and their families. Funds are also used to advocate for blood cancer survivors, help patients navigate their cancer treatments, and ensure they have access to quality, affordable, and coordinated care.

“OHC is proud to support the Students of the Year program as it helps students understand at an early age the value LLS provides our community and the importance of working together to change the face of blood cancer,” said Dr. Reuhlman. “I know that Blake and his team will give this effort their all and will learn a lot about leadership in the process.”

Blake is recruiting other high school students, including his friend Sam, to be a part of Team Holtman to fund life-saving therapies and treatments. You can donate to Blake’s campaign here.

OHC supports many important cancer-related fundraising initiatives throughout the year lead by organizations such as the LLS. OHC blood and bone marrow specialists also oversee the region’s premier Blood Cancer Center located at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health, which is the only FACT-accredited blood and bone marrow transplant center in the Tri-state.

To learn more about reducing your risk of cancer or OHC’s cancer treatments, please browse our website and download our patient newsletters. Or call us toll-free at 1-844-424-6673.


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