Richard and Jane Lublin have received a certificate of appreciation in recognition of their philanthropic support of cancer research and pain management initiatives at Lahey.
They are being honored for their 22 years of dedication, support and philanthropy to provide superior healthcare to patients of the Lahey community. The Lublins made their first gift in 1992, establishing the Jane and Richard Lublin Research and Endowment Fund.
Their relationship with the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center began more than 20 years ago, when Mrs. Lublin was experiencing back pain that stumped her local physician. “I brought her to Lahey and a neurosurgeon, Dr. Stephen Freidberg, was able to diagnose the problem and operate. Jane walked out the clinic three days later, pain free!” explained Richard. The Lublins recently presented Lahey with a gift in support of their pain management department for cancer and trauma patients.
“Jane and I traveled to Lahey because we knew we could get the highest quality medical care with multiple specialists under one roof,” added Richard. “Her Lahey physicians were all terrific…absolutely expert.”
Mr. Lublin, a prostate cancer survivor, has provided continuous support for prostate and bladder cancer research at Lahey. In 2003, Richard and Jane contributed to a urology fund to support the research of John Libertino, MD, Chair of Lahey Hospital & Medical Center’s Urology department, whose work explores potential ways to inhibit tumor growth. “We hope that it leads to dramatic improvements in the care and possible cure of prostate cancer. We want to contribute to the solution and prevent others from having to fight this insidious disease,” added Richard.
According to The American Cancer Society: About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.
“Because so many men who have been operated on for prostate cancer have had normal PSA results, we cannot do enough to raise awareness that men also need regular prostate exams by a urologist,” added Lublin. “Jane and I are drawn to support outstanding research and teaching initiatives in our philanthropic giving to both education and health care because we believe it’s important to invest in the future — for ourselves and for everyone’s children and grandchildren.”
Richard and Jane Lublin actively support many leading cancer centers in the U.S. Earlier this year, the University of Connecticut bestowed its highest award – the Medal of Honor – to the couple, in recognition of their extraordinary philanthropic activity and long-term dedication in the fight against cancer.
Richard and Jane Lublin reside in Avon, Connecticut and Naples, Florida. After retiring from a successful 30-year legal practice, Richard Lublin became an accomplished film and television actor. Jane Lublin is owner and president of Tree House Designs, an interior decorating company.