Friday, May 23, 2014

Donor Spotlight: Community Foundation of Abilene

The North Texas Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) covers more than 119 counties across North Texas.  The LLS staff logs quite a few miles each year traveling to cities that are not near the primary LLS offices in Dallas and Fort Worth.  Why?  Blood cancers are not limited to people living in major metropolitan areas.  We want to do our best to be a resource and support for people in ALL of our 119 counties.

This extensive travel and support for outlying markets is made possible by the generous support of some of North Texas' most prominent foundations.  Today we highlight Community Foundation of Abilene.  LLS just received a $2,650 grant from the Community Foundation of Abilene to further our work and outreach in Abilene and Taylor County.  The gift is to be used to assist children diagnosed with blood cancers and their families.

"We are pleased to support a program in our area that provides patient services to children with cancer," says Katie Alford, President of the Community Foundation of Abilene.  "It's hard to imagine what these families go through.  Having an organization provide support, education and financial assistance is critical for them to make it through such a difficult time.  We're glad that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is in our area providing this support."

We are thankful for the support the Community Foundation of Abilene is providing LLS and our patients in Taylor County.

To learn more about the service and support options offered by LLS, please visit our website.  Interested in learning more about the Community Foundation of Abilene?  Click here.

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