Friday, May 23, 2014

American Cancer Society Names Laura Bucko To Manhattan Board of Advisors

New York, NY –Laura Bucko has joined the Manhattan Board of Advisors of the American Cancer Society. Bucko, a resident of Manhattan and Vice President/Director of Communications of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, will provide regional leadership and support for the Society’s core mission strategies of research, education, advocacy and patient services.

Laura is dedicated to finishing the fight against cancer, and we welcome her support for our mission,” said Peggy Silbert, Senior Representative, Community Engagement, Eastern Division, American Cancer Society.

Laura is the VP/Director of Communications for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and founder of their Green Business Committee. She has been employed with the Chamber since June, 2004. Laura has been instrumental in changing the focus of the chamber from a small community organization to a far-reaching, robust organization that serves many levels of the business community. By focusing on partner and member relations, recruitment, strategic partnerships, event coordination and outreach, this organization has flourished and has increased its relevancy by being a champion to NYC businesses during an economic downturn. Laura founded the Chamber’s Green Business Committee in June, 2008 which has since grown to be the chamber’s largest most successful initiative.
Laura has also worked to create sub-groups in the chamber for technology/digital media, healthcare, education and young professionals. Previously, Ms. Bucko worked as a junior agent and non-print permissions manager at Harold Ober Associates, a boutique literary agency that represents such authors as Marjorie Sharmat, Lois Lowry and the Estates of J.D. Salinger, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Langston Hughes. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from Smith College and her MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers

saving lives and fighting for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. As the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the U.S. since 1991, and a 50 percent drop in smoking rates. Thanks in part to our progress nearly 14 million Americans who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will celebrate more birthdays this year. As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we're determined to finish the fight against cancer. We're finding cures as the

nation’s largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit

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