For Immediate Release
Thomas Graham's Campaign Contributes $134,000
WASHINGTON - Thomas H. Graham, President, Pepco Region, was one of 19 philanthropists running for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) 20th Anniversary Man & Woman of the Year award for the National Capital Area Chapter. This year's campaign raised over $1 million - the most ever raised across all LLS chapters .
Mr. Graham ran a 10-week campaign and raised $134,000 for blood cancer research. He was awarded second runner-up behind Jerry Truman ($139,000) and Eric Allen ($173,500) . In addition, a research grant will be named in Pepco's honor for Tom's efforts in raising more than $50,000 .
"I'm excited to be a part of the record breaking team that raised over $1 million for this great cause," said Graham. "I appreciate all of the support and donations I received from business leaders, friends, family, neighbors and especially my Pepco family, to help benefit the one million Americans battling with blood cancers today."
LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Founded in 1949, the LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 778,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.