GIVING BACK: Lisa Pinto – The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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Lisa Pinto Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the year 2021 candidate san antonio

Lisa Pinto

Vice President of Public Relations & Corporate Communications, SWBC

2021 Woman of the Year candidate, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS): Cure Leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. So how can you help?

I would love for you to donate to my campaign HERE.

It kicks off on April 1 and runs through June 10.

If you, your family, and/or friends have not been affected by blood cancer, count yourself lucky. Donate today to help find a cure. I’d be eternally grateful. 

Hi! My name is Lisa Pinto. I’m the Vice President of Public Relations & Corporate Communications for SWBC – an international financial services company headquartered in San Antonio. I’m also a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) 2021 Man and Woman of the Year. As you can imagine, I stay pretty busy in my role, as I’m also active in our great community. But, when I was nominated for this honor, I didn’t have to put a lot of thought into my decision – I have two “whys” that make this competition one that I’m ready to take on.

My grandma (on my mom’s side) and my Aunt (on my dad’s side) – are the two reasons, among others, why I have decided to partake in this endeavor. My Aunt is currently fighting multiple myeloma. She has to drive to Dallas for treatment and recently underwent a stem-cell transplant. The doctors say she has a very good chance of heading into remission. What’s ironic – when I told her I was taking on this challenge, in part for her – she said that LLS gave her a grant of $11,000 last year, which helped cover her deductibles. They also gave her a prescription card so that anything related to the disease is covered. (My Aunt is a retired teacher, so every single bit helps.) When she told me all of this, I literally got chills, and it just reinforced my decision to accept the challenge. My grandma has a blood disorder that was caught before it turned to Leukemia. She sees a hematologist who monitors her numbers and keeps them in check with different medications. She turned 95 in February, and she is doing well except for the fact that she misses seeing her family and friends. 

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