Marcella R. Lebron,
Founder of MLebron-Foundation, Inc.
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Chief Ambassador Marcella R. Lebron is the Founder of MLebron-Foundation, Inc., an Atlanta-based 501(c)(3) organization that supports underprivileged women battling breast cancer by promoting early detection and strong community involvement in saving lives. Her philanthropy is mostly focused in the United States but includes work in developing countries in Africa and around the world.
As an advanced stage 3B breast cancer survivor, Marcella LeBron brings her personal experience to finding a cure for cancer through mentoring patients and survivors. She makes sure they realize—just as she did—that personal care and networking with fellow survivors is part of a well-rounded treatment plan. They are vital elements to the healing process in the long journey to overcoming cancer and eventually finding a cure. Marcella’s story of survival and treatment is a testimony to her desire to live life as a cancer survivor and give back to the community.
Marcella earned her associate’s degree in business management from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey, and later attended Rutgers University, auditing courses in marketing and accounting; while at college, she worked as an administrative managing director at Holtzmann, Wise & Shephard in New York City, where she oversaw daily administrative and operations duties. She also worked at ING Financial in Edison, NJ, as a trainee for series 7 stockbroker licensing. She later left the company to become an entrepreneur.
Marcella was the founder/president of Comtel Communications LLC of New Jersey, where she operated three stores simultaneously and had more than 40 employees in 2 stores in Newark and one in Maplewood, New Jersey. She was an authorized retailer for Verizon Wireless and MCI for 15 years. The company installed security and PBX systems for Fortune 500 companies including IRS, GE Capital, TWA Airlines, Philips Electronics, CITI Group and NEXTEL. Part of its success is attributed to Marcella’s diligent management style and outreach. She received awards from Comtel Communications Inc. for exceeding 200 percent in sales—a sales record scarcely witnessed in the industry. Her organization was also a recipient of the Young Entrepreneur Award from Forbes Magazine.
Marcella spent many years in Nigeria. She is the founder of Royal-Access Communications Ltd., a communications, automation and security applications company in Nigeria that designs technology for the protection of government; oil companies; and commercial, real estate and financial institutions. She has been in the communications industry for more than 20 years in the U.S. and eight years overseas. A bilingual professional with vast international experience in both the private sector and development, Marcella professional experience includes working with various international organizations and pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors, including directing the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) in Africa. Her commitment to improving the quality of life of women and minorities has motivated her to establish numerous projects and organizations which aim to improve healthcare and education.
In the prime of her personal and professional life, this wife, mother, sister, friend and successful entrepreneur lived with cancer for three years prior to discovery, treatment and recovery. Her devotion for cancer cure motivates her to reach out to others who may not be aware that they have cancer.
Marcella believes that since knowledge is power, early detection is the beginning to finding a cancer cure. She wants to ensure that no woman makes the mistake of living unaware with cancer. After being diagnosed with advanced stage breast cancer and surviving, she realized that life is worth sacrificing and established the MLebron-Foundation. Her story of rigorous, sometimes overwhelming treatment and eventual survival is a testament to her strength of will and desire to live a full life that gives back to her community.
Marcella is currently working on a bra and panty line designed for breast cancer survivors, with proceeds going to awareness and prevention in developing countries. She also contributed her time while in New Jersey to the Cathedral in Perth Amboy, NJ, as a grant writer and motivational speaker and actively participates as a volunteer and leader in a number of industry and community organizations. She speaks Spanish and enjoys art, drawing, swimming, modern dance, wine tasting, theater and cooking multi-cultural dishes.