Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was honored yesterday by the United Mavericks, at an event the philanthropic group held for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
More than 1,000 attendees came together, to Jericho Terrace, in support of the fight against blood cancer.
The United Mavericks are a group of “rugged individualists banding together to support common causes for the purpose of exerting a positive influence on the world at large.”
Mavericks’ members include Tony Lubrano, owner of Piccola Bussola restaurant in Mineola.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The mission of LLS is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for 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.
Thanks to research, survival rates for patients with many blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the early 1960s.
The other honoree at last night’s benefit event was David Mammina of H2M Architects and Engineers, and the LLS’ 2010 Man of the Year.