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Event to benefit Leukemia Society

The Western & Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced that Deborah and Rocco Surace of Lockport will serve as co-chairs for the society’s 22nd annual Diamond Ball, which will take place at Samuel’s Grande Manor, Main Street, Clarence, on Feb. 22.

“Our family became involved with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in 2008 when our daughter was diagnosed with acute mylogenous leukemia,” Debbie Surace said in a news release. “We experienced first-hand the importance of patient and caregiver support and the benefits of privately funding cancer research. Research funded by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society provided the cure that has allowed our daughter to complete her path to survivorship.”

The Suraces, along with many family members and friends, have participated in “Team in Training” and the “Light the Night” events to raise money for the society.

All proceeds from the 22nd annual Diamond Ball will be directed toward research, local patient aid, advocacy, educational and community service programs in Western and Central New York. For more information, contact the society at 834-2578.