Pictured above: Richard Lublin was recently elected as a member of the Laureate Society, in recognition of his philanthropic efforts in the fight against cancer. He chaired the 2018 Naples American Cancer Society’s Gala fundraiser, which raised over a million dollars to fight for a world without cancer. Photo by Charlie McDonald
Richard Lublin, former CT resident, has been elected as a member of the Laureate Society for making important strides in cancer care and cancer research. Members from the society review and evaluate grant requests for medical research, annually to help determine the best investments.
It’s an important role, because research is what it takes to overcome cancer. Since 1946, The American Cancer Society has invested more than $4.8 billion in cancer research to find more effective treatments, to uncover causes for cancer and to improve the quality of life for cancer patients.
The Laureate Society began in 2004, with a dedicated group of people who pooled their efforts to raise additional funds for the American Cancer Society Research Program. Today, the Society has grown into a nationwide organization of members working to impact the ACS’s mission through their generous investment of time and resources.
Richard has been a tireless advocate in the fight against cancer here in Connecticut and beyond. In recognition of his extraordinary philanthropic contributions to UCONN Health, the University of Connecticut bestowed one of its highest awards to him — The Medal of Honor.
Richard Lublin, who now lives in Naples, FL has also been recognized for his ongoing efforts by The Lahey Clinic, Cape Cod Hospital in Massachusetts and Hartford Hospital in Connecticut for his philanthropic activities devoted to cancer and medical research.