A powerful partnership: Enmarket and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society fight together against blood cancer
Over $ 125,000 raised
(SAVANNAH, GA) For the 9th year, Enmarket, a local company, continued its partnership with the Light The NightÂ® campaign of the Georgia – South Carolina region of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Enmarket launched its company-wide initiative in September in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina encouraging its customers to donate to the cashier to benefit LLS. The 2021 campaign in September raised more than $ 125,000 to help fight blood cancers. Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket, and Matt Clements, vice president of marketing, presented a check to local LLS staff on October 27.
âOver the past nine years, Enmarket clients have joined us in raising nearly $ 900,000 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during this campaign,â said Giesick. “Next year, when we support Light the Night for the tenth year, our goal is to break through the million dollar mark.”
Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns to benefit LLS and its research funding to find cures for blood cancer. Coming together for a common goal, friends, family and colleagues form fundraising walking teams and come together to celebrate and honor or remember those touched by cancer. Millions of consumers also help by donating at retail outlets. Culminating in inspiration and memorable nighttime walks each fall, participants from 140 communities across North America come together carrying lighted lanterns to take action to end cancer – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
âWe are very grateful to Enmarket and its employees who tirelessly support LLS and our mission to find better and safer cures for blood cancers,â said Amanda Yancey, executive director of LLS Georgia – South Carolina. âAt Light The Night, we aim to illuminate the darkness of cancer through research and treatment. We are taking action to end cancer and we will not stop until we live in a world without blood cancer.
The funds raised thanks to Light The Night are used for:
- Research to advance life-saving therapies such as immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine.
- Free blood cancer information, education and support for patients and their families.
- National and local advocacy efforts to drive policies that accelerate new treatments and ensure that patients have access to care so they can live longer and healthier lives.
Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $ 1.3 billion in cutting-edge blood cancer research around the world, and its support has been instrumental in the development of nearly every breakthrough in treatment. blood cancer. To address the unique concerns of blood cancer patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, LLS has stepped up its long-standing efforts to provide free information and support to blood cancer patients and their families, while advocating for policies that will protect patients.
ABOUT THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyÂ® (LLS) is a world leader in the fight against cancer. LLS’s mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS funds vital blood cancer research worldwide, provides free information and support services, and is the voice of all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality care, affordable and coordinated. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has regions across the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET. For more information, visit lls.org/lls-newsnetwork. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employs more than 1,300 people and operates 129 convenience stores, 14 quick service restaurants and two casual fast food restaurants in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company was founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1964. Enmarket is committed to giving back to the community through numerous charitable contributions and volunteer efforts; and to provide quality fresh food, healthy snacks and fuel at competitive prices as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket secured the naming rights in 2021 for the Enmarket Arena. www.enmarket.com
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