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1946 - 2020

We are sad to post that our fellow Foundation member, friend, and caregiver, Dr. Roger Herzig, has passed away after a virtual lifetime of service to his countless patients, fellow physicians, and staff. Words cannot express our regret at the loss of such an exceptional, giving, and dedicated human being. Despite his endless hours of tireless attention to his patients' care and to his remarkable dedication to blood cancer research, Dr. Herzig nevertheless found the time and gratitude to dedicate part of his busy life these past eight years to the "giving back" mantra espoused by our Foundation. That he was also directly and intimately involved in Marc's difficult and harrowing journey will forever make his life and its purpose a cornerstone and exemplar of our mission to recognize true Spirit of Service. We are privileged to have known him. 

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1941 - 2013

Our foundation wishes to remember our honoree, Geoffrey Herzig upon his unexpected passing on December 20, 2013. Dr. Herzig, in concert with fellow honoree and brother, Dr. Roger Herzig, developed and participated in advancing many of the cancer therapies we take for granted today. His area of special interest was in the area of acute myeloid leukemia, the disease from which Marc Lehmann suffered. Both he and Roger were attending physicians in Marc's care. Besides being co-director of the bone marrow and stem cell transplant program at Brown Cancer Center, his career included work at the National Cancer Center and involvement in scores of clinical trials over decades of dedication to his many patients. We wish to take this opportunity to honor both the person he was and the innovative spirit that drove his work.

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