Lymphoma society names new program coordinator

The Southern New Jersey/Shore Region Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society recently hired Sally Ann Mollica to manage its Monmouth County office and coordinate activities in the Monmouth and Ocean area.

Mollica is a longtime Marlboro resident, a former member of the Township Council and former director of consumer affairs for Monmouth County.

She has worked with numerous nonprofit organizations such as The Arc, Cancer Care, Red Cross, Monmouth Girl Scouts and Marlboro senior citizens. Her new responsibilities include cultivating volunteer support and coordinating the chapter’s black-tie gala and Leukemia Cup Regattas.

"We are very pleased to have someone with Sally’s experience and enthusiasm to lead our growing efforts in the Monmouth County area," said Cathy Trzaskawka, executive director. "Our plans for the office also involve hiring additional staff in the spring and holding more programs for patient families."

The Monmouth County office is in the OfficeCenter on Route 79, Marlboro. Interested volunteers can contact Mollica at (732) 591-0370.

The Southern New Jersey/Shore Region Chapter serves patients in a 10-county area from Monmouth to Cape May counties. For more information about its services and programs, contact the society at (888) 920-8557.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.

The society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the society has provided more than $360 million for research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, according to a press release.

In 2003, the society made more than 441,000 patient contacts through services provided at its home office and by its 62 chapters nationwide.

For more information about blood cancer, visit or call the society’s Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master’s level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.