Information on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Signature Campaigns
Man & Woman of the Year is a national ten-week long fundraising competition among leaders in the community who vie for the honor of being named Man or Woman of the Year. Each dollar raised counts as one vote. The candidate with the most votes will be crowned "Man or Woman of the Year,"and featured in The Philadelphia Business Journal in addition to being highlighted in USA Today. The campaign will be dedicated to a Boy & Girl of the Year, local patient representatives of our Chapter. Please check out Man & Woman of the Year's website.
Team In Training ® (TNT) is a mission based sports endurance fundraising program that provides training for participants to run or walk a full or half marathon or participate in a triathlon or century (100 mile) bike ride. Participants raise funds for blood cancer research and patient services in exchange for training, support, lodging and airfare to the event of their choice. Since TNT's inception, over 575,000 participants have raised over $1.3 billion. Participants range from seasoned athletes to novices who want to get in shape, triumph over a challenge and/or meet other motivated individuals. Please check out Team In Training website.
Over 26,000 schools nationwide collect spare change for LLS' School & Youth Programs. Participating schools in Eastern Pennsylvania are eligible for exciting prizes including: gift cards from Becker's School Supplies, a party of choice for the top fundraising classroom, or a luncheon provided by the Olive Garden for select schools. Volunteer coordinators receive all the necessary supplies from LLS to run a successful community service project. Please check out School & Youth website.
Light The Night® is LLS; annual signature evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer. Survivors carry white balloons, friends and family members carry red, and gold balloons are carried to honor a loved one lost to blood cancer. The parade of flickering balloons creates a breathtaking sight to fellowship among all who carry them. The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter hosts five walks in the area, attracting over 12,000 participants and raising over $1.7 million in 2012. Please check out Light The Night website.
The Inaugural Red & White Ball will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at the Loews Hotel Philadelphia. The ball promises to be a night to remember! The festive, elegant, black-tie gala will feature magnificent food, premium bar, silent and live auction items and live entertainment by the Eddie Bruce Orchestra. The event also boasts a Mercedes-Benz raffle featuring a brand new vehicle - the 2014 CLA250 (starting at $29,900) - donated by local Mercedes-Benz dealers. More than 400 attendees are expected to attend to raise money for innovative, life-saving cancer research and patient programs funded by LLS. Please check out the Red and White Ball Website.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.