Western & Central New York Chapter


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OUR MISSION: to find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease & myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for our patients & their families.

YOU are able to make an impact in the lives of our over 5,000 local patients by simply dressing in casual attire! Please SIGN UP TODAY!


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ANY DAY that is convenient for your

company to Dress Down for Leukemia!


Please join companies across the Western & Central New York region that are participating in a Dress Down Day to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Upon approval, employees are asked to make a $5 donation & are invited to "Dress Down" on any date that is convenient for your company.

We hope that you will consider signing up and giving blood cancer patients the chance for a bright future! Together we will continue to raise funds & fight until the day when no one else is diagnosed with a blood cancer.


You may also call our Chapter office at 834.2578 / 800.784.2368

or email nichole.irish-baker@lls.org


* If your company normally dresses casual: Try a THEME DAY! We have heard that employees get excited about a theme day in the office! HAT, HAWAIIAN, or JERSEY DAY, etc. Be Creative!



  • Ask your Human Resources Department if they have a matching gifts program. Some companies will double or triple the donation amount.
  • To increase participation, offer a deal: for a specified donation, employees can dress in casual attire on 2 or 3 different days. Or even a $25 donation for a whole month!
  • Buy a bag of "fun size" candy. Sell pieces in conjunction with Dress Down Day. The candy proceeds will help make a bigger impact. 
  • Offer a prize for the employee who dresses in the wackiest outfit, or who makes a larger donation than $5. For example, half a day off, boss washes their car, etc. 
  • Consider offering payroll deduction for each employee's donation. 


  • A Dress Down Day is not only easy to coordinate, but it does not cost the company money. It is a way to boost morale in the office while employees can feel good about their support of our mission & local patients. 

  • Funds raised are spent locally and support our programs of  blood cancer research and local patient aid & services, advocacy, education and community service programs. 
  • Your company's participation will help advance our mission to CURE leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 
  • Your support makes it possible for LLS to continue the amazing work being done everyday! YOU are giving local patients a fighting chance!


Thank You to the generous people in local companies who have participated in our Dress Down Days! We truly appreciate your support.

Please join us today! THANK YOU!
last updated on Wednesday, March 04, 2015