[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E206]
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 IN HONOR OF THE NOMINATION OF RENEE PATRON FOR LEUKEMIA WOMAN OF THE 
                                  YEAR

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                         HON. ROBERT E. ANDREWS

                             of new jersey

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Mr. ANDREWS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Renee Patron for 
being nominated for Leukemia Woman of the Year, an award given by the 
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  Ms. Patron earned her bachelor's degree in communications with a 
minor in marketing from Eastern University in St. Davids, PA. During 
her time at college, a friend of hers named Dina Innella suffered from 
leukemia. Selflessly, Ms. Patron cared for Ms. Innella during her time 
of need. While she didn't expect any recognition for her kindness, 
another friend nominated her through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 
to recognize her dedication.
  After college, Ms. Patron went on to become a successful small 
business owner, opening Events by Renee. She is the programming and 
event co-chair for the Public Relations Society of America, in addition 
to being a founding member of a Philadelphia women's networking group 
called Femmefessionals. In her free time, she volunteers with the Big 
Brothers Big Sisters Philadelphia chapter and with the Ronald McDonald 
House in Philadelphia.
  Mr. Speaker, Ms. Patron is a role model for her kindness and 
sacrifice. I join all of South Jersey in thanking Ms. Patron for her 
dedication and wish her best in her future endeavors.

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