Whether your event is small or large, you can make a significant impact when you plan your own fundraising event for LLS!
Contact Chuck Bricker, Special Events Manager, to get started today. If you have an entire event planned already, or just an idea, we can help. Call Chuck at (312) 568-7717 or email Chuck.Bricker@lls.org
We can also help you set up a fundraising webpage to help make your fundraising event run as smoothly as possible. Call Chuck for more details.
Below, check out examples of past events and learn how your event - whether it raises $100 or $10,000 - helps blood cancer patients here in Illinois.
Examples of Past Events
Shed Fest 2012: A craft beer release party in Lisle, IL raised $5,200.
Jade's Lemonade Stand: 7-year-old Jade opened a lemonade stand on the hottest day of the year and raised $105.
Denim Day: At an office Denim Day, co-workers pay $5 or $10 to wear jeans at work for a day. See if your company has a Matching Gift Program, submit the paperwork and you can double your efforts! One supporter raised $1,030 this way.
Lax 4 Leukemia: This annual lacrosse tournament held in Northbrook, IL raised over $10,000 in 2012.
Three Hour Tour: Friends held an island-themed Lake Michigan boat cruise.
Other past events include a memorial hockey tournament, a Valentine's Day dance and an annual Thanksgiving rugby tournament (see flier).
Power of Your Donation
$1,000 Assists in the organization of
47 Illinois support groups and education programs for patients, and contributes to LLS-sponsored blood cancer research.
$500 Allows 10 patients to log on to a webcast and hear the latest information in treatment for their disease.
$250 Allows 5 patients to make a First Connection with a trained peer volunteer.
$200 Helps supply researchers with supplies and materials critical to their search for cures.
$100 Provides a patient with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma with financial aid that he or she can use for medical treatment and travel to medical appointments for one year.
$75 Average cost of tissue-typing to become a bone marrow donor.
$50 Provides a family support group with a trained facilitator to provide comfort and help patients and families share experiences.
$40 Will educate 4 school employees on how to ease the transition back to school for a child with cancer.
$35 Will purchase 35 Charlie Brown DVDs to explain cancer to pediatric patients & schools.
$25 Provides patients and their loved ones with free booklets that contain up-to-date information on their disease and help them make informed decisions about treatment options.