Miller Place's Cindy Aronstam was named the Woman of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society East End Chapter Thursday night at a ceremony at in Riverhead.
Aronstam, , raised over $24,000 to use for lifesaving blood cancer research, financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing and much more.
Aronstam was originally nominated based on her strong commitment to the society and its mission of raising awareness and funds to find a cure for blood cancers.
“I am impressed with the mission of this organization and the amount of money that goes toward it as opposed to paying for salaries or other overhead,” she said when nominated. ”I hope to stay involved and make a difference with this organization until we find a cure.”