Lippin leads cancer fight

Two programs were unveiled Monday

The Lippin Family Trust has created two programs devoted to cancer research and public service in the name of music publicist, manager and Lippin Group president Ronnie Lippin, who died in December from a rare form of the disease.

The two programs were unveiled Monday by Dick Lippin, Ronnie’s husband and chairman of the trust.

Both programs are in association with the Tower Cancer Research Foundation, a Beverly Hills-headquartered nonprofit dedicated to finding more effective treatments to prevent, treat and cure cancer. The foundation conducts clinical trials and develops treatment options for patients suffering from cancer or blood disorders.

The two programs are the Ronnie Lippin Tower Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship and the Ronnie Lippin Cancer Outreach Program. The former will conduct studies to find cures for cancer and to better understand the causes of the disease. The latter will be dedicated to providing the public with information about cancer and what loved ones need to know about the realities of dealing with patients and the medical world.

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