Burlington Stores and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Partner to Bring Smiles to Those Touched by Blood Cancers
RYE BROOK, N.Y., /PRNewswire/ -- For 16 years, Burlington Stores has partnered with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), funding research and lifesaving treatments. Together, they have saved lives and helped bring smiles to those touched by blood cancers, with more than $32 million raised to date. However, with nearly 1.3 million people in the U.S. living with or in remission from blood cancers, there is still more work to be done and, hopefully, there are many more smiles ahead. That's why for the 17th consecutive year, Burlington and LLS are joining forces in the fight against blood cancers by raising money for lifesaving research and treatments, as well as helping child survivors get ready for the milestone of returning to school after undergoing treatment.
Timed to Blood Cancer Awareness Month, the campaign kicked off on Sunday, September 9 in more than 640 Burlington stores nationwide. Now through December 1, customers are encouraged to donate $1 or more at checkout to support LLS's goal to create a world without blood cancer by advancing research to find new treatments and cures. Last year alone, this campaign raised more than $3.3 million to support the cause.
Nearly 6,000 school-age children are diagnosed with blood cancers each year. To help ease their transition back to school after treatment, Burlington and LLS are working with the 56 LLS chapters nationwide to surprise young survivors across the country with a shopping spree at their local Burlington store, so they can return to school feeling excited and confident while showcasing their own personal style. With Burlington stores located near most of LLS's 56 chapters nationwide, this campaign will bring smiles to many children this fall.
"Fighting cancer is in our DNA, and Burlington is the number one National Corporate Partner and Honored Friend of LLS, raising more than $32 million to fight blood cancer to date," says LLS President and Chief Executive Officer Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D. "We are honored to have Burlington once again support our goal to find blood cancer cures and help patients access lifesaving treatments and cures. With Burlington's support, we are able to focus on children with cancer who face obstacles in dealing with challenging treatments while they strive to adjust to returning to school. LLS is committed to doing more for children with cancer; in fact, we are more than doubling our investment in pediatric cancer research over the next five years with a total commitment of approximately $20 million over that time."
"At Burlington, we are proud of our long-term commitment to fighting blood cancers and to supporting survivors," says Tom Kingsbury, CEO and Chairman of Burlington Stores. "We are committed to LLS's mission to create a world without blood cancers, and we are honored to be able to outfit these young survivors as they head back to school in style."
Customers shopping at any Burlington store now through December 1 can donate at checkout to benefit LLS, helping to find cures for blood cancers. For more information visit Burlington.com or LLS.org.
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Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society