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Dr.
Richard Lublin

2022 Bucket List Bash Co-Chair

Richard Lublin was born in Hartford, Connecticut. He attended Hall High School before enrolling at Duke University, where he earned his B.A. in 1961. After graduating Cornell Law School with a J.D. in 1964, Richard became a trial attorney in Hartford. He was a founding partner of a highly successful law firm and practiced until 1996. If his biography ended here, it would certainly close the book on an admirable career. But Richard Lublin was just getting started.

By the mid-1990s, after retiring from his law practice, friends in the entertainment business hired him for various television roles, many on top-rated shows including Rescue Me, The Practice, Frasier, Law & Order, Married With Children, Ally McBeal and Chicago Hope.

Richard Lublin has also appeared in film roles, most notably as a mourner in Sidney Lumet's acclaimed movie: Before The Devil Knows You're Dead. He appeared alongside actors such as the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke and Albert Finney.

Richard's most recent appearance is in a new feature film, The Land of Steady Habits, where he plays the role of a friendly neighbor to the leading actor, Anders Hill (played by the talented Ben Mendelsohn). Edie Falco also stars in the film.

Giving back to the community has always held a special place in Richard Lublin’s heart. A generous philanthropist, Richard has established medical research foundations, sponsored educational prizes and donated educational scholarships. Richard chaired the 2018 Bucket List Bash and brought legendary singer Diana Ross as the headlining entertainer.

In 2019, in recognition of Richard's distinguished career as an attorney and his success as an actor, he was the commencement speaker at the University of Connecticut’s graduation. At which time the university bestowed upon him a doctorate.

Over the last eight years, Richard has been instrumental in raising over $12 million for the fight against cancer. In additional to his support of Bucket List Bash, Richard has sponsored seven years of the University of Connecticut Medical Center’s cancer fundraising gala. In May 2021, Richard was selected by the American Cancer Society as the Honorary Chair of the Bucket List Bash gala for his continued generosity, leadership and passion towards the fight against cancer.

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Christine Stahl Lublin

2022 Bucket List Bash Co-Chair

Christine felt the effects of cancer early on in her life. Her father was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 37 and passed away only a few months later. He had only started his career as a brilliant college professor blending philosophy with religion and publishing papers on the leading edge of thought for the times. He left behind her mother who was now a widow at 36, and Christine’s younger sister just 7 years old.

 

In spite of the tremendous loss to her family, Christine was determined to make the most out of life. She graduated from college in the forefront of technology with a degree in the burgeoning area of Computer Science. After graduating, Christine was hired by the IBM corporation and held many interesting and successful positions in her 33 year tenure. Even with her busy career and travel schedule, she raised two sons who are now on their own - one in college as a Physics major and the other one as a young entrepreneur. 

 

She retired from IBM and is now focused on giving back through her philanthropic work in the community, especially to American Cancer Society. Having lived through the devastation that cancer can cause, she knows firsthand the importance of defeating this disease. The Naples community has always been generous to American Cancer Society, and she wants to continue and enhance that tradition. It is her most powerful wish that the cure is discovered and distributed to cancer patients and that the word cancer will no longer be a cause for fear.   

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Anita Lovse

2022 Bucket List Bash Co-Chair

Anita Lovse is the founder and owner of Medical Group Care, LLC and a co-owner of SYNA Medical, LLC. Together with her philanthropic partners at SYNA Medical, LLC, they established a generous donation program to support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving work. They have pledged donations from the sales of their medical supplies to support the American Cancer Society’s ResearcHERS campaign. They hope to fund the first female American Cancer Society funded Nobel Prize winner.

Anita has proudly served as Vice-Chair of the 2019 Bucket List Bash, Chair of the 2020 Bucket List Bash and Co-Chair of the 2021 Bucket List Bash. Anita was named as a “Top Philanthropist” by Gulfshore Life Magazine in 2021 to honor her incredible work in the Naples community. She is also proud mom of two children- Thomas and Valentina.

Anita supports American Cancer Society because of her connection to friends and family touched by cancer. The pain of the loss of life to cancer is something that drives her to help achieve the American Cancer Society’s mission – life without cancer!