Welcome to the Augusta Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter!
Here, you will find local Augusta LLS news as well as activities we have planned in the community. Thanks for visiting and please check back often!
Your Augusta LLS Staff,
Kate Sanders, Senior Campaign Manager
The Augusta Office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Georgia Chapter
P.O. Box 3284
Evans, GA 30809
*Please note, Kate is on maternity leave through the end of March, 2014. For assistance, please contact Alana Kootsikas, Sr. Director of Events for LLS, at 404-720-7829 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Family Support Group: Meets the third Wednesday of each month
MCG Cancer Center - 1411 Laney Walker Blvd. Augusta, GA 30912. Facilitator is Susan Doughtie. For more information contact Susan at: 706-721-1634
Man & Woman of the Year - A Champion's Cause
Whether moved by a personal experience with blood cancer or motivated to make an impact, there are men and women all over this country committing their support to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Man & Woman of the Year campaign.
Each candidate connects with family, friends and business contacts for as much support as possible to be awarded the title of Man or Woman of the Year. It's a title that goes beyond just winning, it's one that brings significant research possibilities, saving the lives of patients in need. It's an honor that brings so much hope for so many people. Get Involved. Raise your hand and compete for Man & Woman of the Year. Lives depend on it.
For more information, or to nominate a candidate, contact Kate Sanders at: Kate.Sanders@lls.org or call 706-733-4190. Visit: www.mwoy.org/ga
Light The Night Walk - The 2014 CSRA Light The Night Walk will be held on Saturday, September 20th at Evans Town Center. To register, click here. Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, Champions For Cures carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Thousands of walkers-men, women and children - form a community of caring, and bring light to the dark world of cancer. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams, and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening Walks in nearly two hundred communities each fall across North America. The funds raised by Light The Night participants will help save lives. Join us! For more information, visit: www.lightthenight.org/gaPennies for Patients - Every year across the country, kids' voices are heard!
They participate in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) School & Youth Programs like Pennies for Patients and Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies.
In the past 16 years these kids have shown how powerful they can be by raising more than $233 million to fund breakthrough therapies and patient services.
Kids learn not only about the impact they can have, but they learn about leadership, and what "doing good" for others can mean.
For more information, or to register your school, call The LLS Georgia Chapter at 404-720-7843. Visit: www.schoolandyouth.org/ga
Team In Training - Join the thousands of runners, walkers, cyclists, hikers, and triathletes who will participate in the world's major marathons, half marathons, centuries, hiking adventures and triathlons this year. TNT is currently recruiting for our upcoming event seasons through the TNT Flex program. TNT Flex prepares participants through a flexible, virtual program that provides four to five months of training under the guidance of a certified coach, and clinics on nutrition, injury prevention, gear and other essentials to prepare for a sports endurance event. In return, participants raise money to find new and better therapies for blood cancer patients, and support services to help improve patients' lives. To learn more about TNT Flex or to register, click here. Interested parties may also contact The Team In Training Georgia Chapter at: 404-720-7842 or toll-free at 800-399-7312.