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Q&A: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Maida Milone


Maida MiloneMaida Milone, 56, Ardmore
Executive director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Eastern Pennsylvania chapter

» Coolest thing about her job: I get to meet really fascinating people—great scientists, business leaders, wonderful volunteers—who often have to overcome enormous challenges. 

» Last thing she read: Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, and Designing Interiors

» Last thing she ate that she loved: Georges Perrier just catered an event for us, and the risotto was so fabulous. 

» Role model: My son. He goes to college in England. It’s not always easy for an American to get into school full-time in Europe.

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» Perfect vacation: Sleeping! 

» What she likes most about herself: I’m optimistic and hopeful. 

» Pet peeve: Laziness, and people who are late.

» What she likes most about others: Kindness. 

» Ketchup or mustard? For fries and fried eggs, ketchup; mustard for hot dogs. 

» Country or rock? At the moment, I’m listening to Lady Antebellum, but I still love Joni Mitchell. 

» Words to live by: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been,” a quote I love from George Eliot.

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