Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy LLS New Year!

Break out the goofy hats, streamers and noise makers - we are celebrating here in North Texas!


July 1st marks the start of a new fiscal year for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).  And just as the whole world does on December 31st each year, we celebrate our successes of the previous year and look forward to the upcoming year and what we hope to achieve.  Since you are crucial to our success, we wanted to look back and celebrate all that you did to help us achieve one of our most successful years yet!

Below is a break-down of how the North Texas Chapter raised more than $5.1 million in the last fiscal year.

Team In Training raised $1.5 million and celebrated 20 years of running, walking, hiking, biking and swimming in North Texas.  Overall, North Texas TNT has raised more than $52 million in the last 20 years right here in North Texas.

Light The Night and its more than 10,000 walkers and sponsors raised more than $1.2 million this year over three Walk sites in Dallas, Fort Worth and North Cities.

Students in more than 800 schools in North Texas raised more than $885,000 for the School and Youth program by collecting pennies, nickles, dimes and quarters.  More than just raising money, this program gave LLS an opportunity to educate more than 400,000 students and teachers about blood cancers.

The Saint Valentine's Day Luncheon & Fashion Show celebrated its 31st year by raising more than $455,000.  More than 700 civic and community leaders gathered to celebrate the successes of LLS and the event over the last 30 years.

Golfers celebrated 18 years of the Links Fore Leukemia Golf Tournament by raising $110,000 for LLS.  That brings the total raised by this event to $2.4 million since its inception.

Some 1,300 climbers raised $210,000 for the Big D Climb in its sixth year at Fountain Place.  In 2015, the Big D Climb is moving to Comerica Bank Tower in downtown Dallas.

In addition to the various North Texas campaigns, the North Texas Chapter raised an additional $765,000 through individual donors, foundations and third party events.

We have a lot to celebrate and be thankful for this year.  Most of all, we are thankful for our generous sponsors, participants, fundraisers and volunteers.  Finding cures for blood cancers is no small task and we could not do it alone.  Thank you for playing such a crucial role in our mission. 

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