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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) presents Dean Ornish, M.D. as Guest Speaker for its 2017 Bay Area Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta VIP Gala 12th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta Event October 21-22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCOJuly 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter is pleased to announce Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, as special guest speaker at the Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta VIP Gala Dinner on October 21, 2017, at The Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, Calif. The VIP Gala Dinner is part of the Leukemia Cup Regatta, a weekend-long fundraising event sponsored by Pacific Union.

Dr. Dean Ornish will be the special guest speaker at the 2017 Bay Area Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta VIP Gala on October 21, 2017 at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, Calif.
Dr. Dean Ornish will be the special guest speaker at the 2017 Bay Area Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta VIP Gala on October 21, 2017 at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Tiburon, Calif.

Dr. Ornish has made a profound contribution to the medical universe and beyond, both in America and internationally. For 40 years, he has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, early-stage prostate cancer, and even cellular aging, without drugs or surgery. He is the author of six best-selling books, including: Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; Love & Survival; and his most recent book, The Spectrum. The Ornish diet was rated #1 for heart health by U.S. News & World Report in 2017 and in every year since 2011.

Dr. Ornish received his medical training in internal medicine from the Baylor College of MedicineHarvard Medical School, and the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was honored as “one of the 125 most extraordinary University of Texas alumni in the past 125 years;” chosen by LIFE magazine as “one of the fifty most influential members of his generation;” and recognized by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s seven most powerful teachers.”   For more information: www.ornish.com.

Leukemia Cup Regatta Chairman, Stan Hales, says, “We are honored to have Dr. Dean Ornish be a part of this fun and important philanthropic weekend. Dr. Ornish will inspire our guests on how to improve their personal wellbeing with common sense facts and practical solutions for a holistic lifestyle backed by science and over 40 years of medical research.”

Celebrating its 12th year, the Bay Area Leukemia Cup Regatta has raised over $7 millionsince 2006 to support LLS’s mission to find cures for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. Register for the 2017 Pacific Union Leukemia Cup Regatta at www.SFLCR.org.

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 and provides free information and support services for patients and their loved ones.

Major LLS fundraising campaigns include Team In Training, Light The Night Walk, School & Youth, Man & Woman of the Year and Leukemia Cup Regatta. To reach the widest possible audience, LLS partners with national and regional level companies and brands, including Nike, Disney, Burlington and others.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org.  Patients and caregivers should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

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