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Lou Lanza was born in December of 1953 in Philadelphia. His mother passed at the age of fifty-three from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, his father passed at the age of seventy from heart failure, and his middle sister succumbed to Glioblastoma in 2012. He was diagnosed in January of 2005 after a previous diagnosis of sleep apnea and allergies. Finally, after his wife’s urging, Lou went to Jefferson Hospital where he was diagnosed with Large B Cell Stage IIA Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He received eight chemo treatments then continued with twenty radiation treatments. Following a series of PET/CT scans for the next few years, Lou was considered in remission. After treatment and survival, he became aware of his good fortune and wanted to give back and reach out to others going through health problems. Lou volunteers for American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia (CSCGP) at their various funding events. His association with AACR has given him an avenue to thank the people that gave their time and money in raising funds. Also, he serves on the committee for the National Brain Tumor Society Race for Hope in honor of his sister who succumbed to Glioblastoma.