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The Detroit Jewish News, 2008-06-26

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ized procedures.
After eight days in Jerusalem,
Leflcowitz successfully performed the
foot surgery, leaving Adler's recovery
in Jaffe's care. Lefkowitz returned to
the U.S. feeling a sense of accomplish-
ment. Jaffe, with Lefkowitz's assis-
tance, was the catalyst in introducing
a new procedure to Israel. Together,
Lefkowitz and Jaffe see this as just the
beginning of a mutually rewarding
"It is important for physicians here
to realize how fortunate we are to have
all the instruments and protocols in
place that allow us to do the wonder-
ful things we can for patients here in
the U.S.," says Lefkowitz. "I think it is
important for all physicians to share
their expertise around the world ...
and take a more active role in reaching
out worldwide rather than just here in

our own community."
To date, Lefkowitz has trained more
than 50 resident doctors who have
gone on to leadership roles in their
state and national organizations. He
has lectured both locally as well as
internationally on foot and ankle sur-
Lefkowitz maintains private practic-
es in Ferndale, Milford and Commerce
Township and shares those respon-
sibilities with associate and partner
physicians. He has held leadership
positions in both hospitals, commu-
nity organizations and continues to
publish in medical journals and lends
a helping hand to other physicians
when asked to assist in complex surgi-
cal procedures. ❑

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Hiller's, ALS team up to combat
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as about the organization.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neu-
romuscular disease that affects 30,000
people nationwide, including more than
1,000 in Michigan. ALS is diagnosed in
individuals as young as in their mid-20s
to those in their 70s. Only 10 percent of
patients with ALS live longer than 10
years after diagnosis.
In addition to offering and con-
tributing to a variety of local educa-
tional, religious and nonprofit entities
through initiatives like the Hiller's
Scrip Card program, Hiller's has a his-
tory of ALS support, notably through
the founding of the Hiller ALS Clinic
and Research Center at the Wayne
State University School of Medicine in
Detroit. Scrip Card Program shoppers
contribute through their purchases. For
every $1 loaded onto a Hiller's Markets
Scrip Card, ALS of Michigan receives 5
"Today, there is no known cure
for ALS. We are working diligently,
pursuing promising research trials.
Regardless of size, every single dona-
tion makes an impact," said Jim Hiller.
The checkout donation campaign
began during ALS Awareness Month,
which Congress recognized for the
month of May. It also coincides
with the 30th anniversary of ALS of
Michigan. As of now, there is no end-
date to the campaign. ❑



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