SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Greater Bay Area Chapter has celebrated Walgreens store number 890, located at 135 Powell Street, San Francisco, Calif., for being the top fundraising Bay Area store during the 2015 Light The Night® Walk campaign for the second year running. This store raised $1,963.17 by selling Light The Night paper icons from September 1 – 14, 2015, in support of the 2015 Light The Night Walks.
On December 16, 2015, members of the Light The Night campaign hosted a celebration event at the winning Walgreens store, which included a pizza party for employees, an awards ceremony and LLS giveaways for Walgreens staff and customers. During the ceremony, store manager Michael Joseph presented LLS with an honorary check for the total amount his store raised. As a symbol of appreciation and gratitude, LLS staff presented Joseph with artwork created by a blood cancer survivor.
The Powell Street Walgreens, store number 890, is member of the 57th district Market 11 territory led by district manager Dave Devencenzi. The territory includes all of Northern California and in 2015, raised a total of $108,016.13 selling Light The Night paper icons during the two-week fundraising period in September. The Light The Night paper icons were sold in participating Walgreens locations in the United States for $1.00 each and featured pictures of young blood cancer patients from across the country.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary, nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The Light The Night Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign from LLS, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease. The event also shines a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services for patients and their loved ones.
Major LLS fundraising campaigns include Team In Training, Light The Night Walk, School & Youth, Man & Woman of the Year and Leukemia Cup Regatta. To reach the widest possible audience, LLS partners with national and regional level companies and brands, including Nike, Disney, Burlington and others.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients and caregivers should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
SOURCE Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Greater Bay Area Chapter