Community News, Firm News | March 29, 2021

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Announces Alexis Berg-Townsend as Candidate for Woman Of The Year

The Lehigh Valley Market of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is pleased to announce that Alexis Berg-Townsend of Slatington has been nominated as a candidate for LLS’s 2021 Woman of the Year.

Candidates across the county will form powerful fundraising teams and compete in honor of two local children who are blood cancer survivors to raise the most funds for blood cancer research. Berg-Townsend, a Partner at Cohen, Feeley, Altemose and Rambo, is one of an elite group of community and business leaders who will compete for the titles of LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year. Competing for these titles is an honor surrounded with a great deal of fanfare, including a full-page ad in Forbes.

Berg-Townsend got involved with LLS because she understands the impact that Leukemia and Lymphoma has on not only the individual but also his/her family and the importance and need for a cure.

Berg-Townsend also represents a number of clients in Social Security Disability who face the battle of Leukemia and Lymphoma and wants to be able to further assist her clients in obtaining the benefits and care they need.

As a candidate, Berg-Townsend will raise funds for a world without blood cancers between March 29, 2021, and June 10, 2021, the man and woman candidates who raise the most funds during the 10-week campaign will be awarded the titles Lehigh Valley Market Man & Woman of the Year at a Grand Finale. The local winners are then entered into the competition for National Man & Woman of the Year titles.

LLS is the world’s leading non-profit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers and ensuring that patients have access to lifesaving treatments. Every nine minutes someone in the U.S. dies of blood cancer. Through programs like Man & Woman of the Year, LLS has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies. The funds raised through LLS’s Man & Woman of the Year are used for:

  • Research to advance targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives;

  • Blood cancer information, education, and support for patients;

  • Policies that ensure patients have access to blood cancer treatments.

“Through programs like Man & Woman of the Year, LLS has invested more than $1.2 billion in research to advance breakthrough therapies. This past year marked a new era in the treatment of blood cancer. In all, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 18 therapies to treat patients with blood cancer,” said Pamela Formica LLS’s Lehigh Valley Market Campaign Development Director. “But there’s still more work to be done. Our Man & Woman of the Year candidates embody the idea that any individual can make a difference with hard work and dedication. Finding cures takes us all.”

There are many ways you can support Berg-Townsend in her quest for a world without blood cancers. Become a member of her campaign team, sponsor the Grand Finale on June 10, 2021 or simply pledge to make a donation during her campaign.

Visit the Man & Woman of the Year website ( and learn how you can become engaged with LLS.

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, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

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

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