For the 18th consecutive year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) teamed up with Burlington Stores to raise critical funds for research and patient support to help to save lives and bring smiles to the faces of children and families impacted by blood cancer. From September 9 through December 2, customers at Burlington stores nationwide were encouraged to donate $1 or more at checkout to support LLS and its goal to create a world without blood cancer.
Combined with Burlington’s corporate associate fundraising efforts, this year’s campaign raised a record breaking $5.8 million for LLS, helping to fund lifesaving research and treatments. Thanks to their generous customers, over the past 18 years, Burlington has raised a collective grand total of more than $42 million.
In addition, LLS & Burlington executed their second annual surprise and delight campaign,– bringing smiles to deserving pediatric cancer survivors across the country by surprising them with a Burlington gift card for an in-store shopping spree event. Knowing that thousands of school-age children are diagnosed with blood cancers each year, this important initiative provides young survivors the opportunity to shop and showcase their own personal style, giving them the confidence needed to resume their normal activities.
“Burlington is our number one National Corporate Partner and Honored Friend of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, LLS president and chief executive officer. “LLS is doubling our investment in fighting pediatric cancers, and we are proud to partner with our friends at Burlington who bring smiles to so many children and families. As an organization founded by a family for families, LLS is celebrating 70 years of impact by looking to the past for inspiration to propel us forward in our continued fight for all those touched by blood cancer.”
Together, we are closer than ever to cures.
Congratulations to all the Burlington associates across the country, and all of their generous customers!