WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Burlington Stores and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night® campaign were pleased to partner for the 14th consecutive year this past fall, to shine a light on the urgent need for funding to help support blood cancer research and advance new treatments for cures. From September 9 through December 2, all Burlington Stores nationwide encouraged customers to donate to the cause at check-out through its 12-week in-store promotion. The campaign raised more than $3 million which brought Burlington's grand total collection since the partnership's inception to well over $25 million.
"We are so grateful for our continued partnership with Burlington Stores," said Louis J. DeGennaro, PhD, LLS president and chief executive officer. "Their dedication and commitment to LLS and our mission over the years is helping us to in our work to fund research to advance cures for patients with blood cancers."
"At Burlington Stores, we are committed to improving the communities we live and work in and to supporting our neighbors in need. Our long-standing partnership with LLS and its Light the Night campaign is one of our premiere philanthropic initiatives and I am so proud of and appreciative to our thousands of associates and millions of customers all across the country that have helped to save lives, funding blood cancer research and treatments," said Tom Kingsbury, Chairman and CEO, Burlington Stores.
LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. LLS is a voice for all blood cancer patients as LLS works to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Thanks to research and access to better treatments, survival rates have quadrupled since 1960, and these would not be possible without the generosity of partners such as Burlington and their customers and associates.
About Burlington Stores
Burlington Stores is a national off-price retailer offering style for less with up to 65 percent off department store prices every day. Departments include ladies' dresses, suits, sportswear, juniors, accessories, menswear, family footwear and children's clothing. It also includes an assortment of furniture and accessories for baby at Baby Depot, home décor and gifts, along with the largest selection of coats in the nation for the entire family. Burlington has 567 stores in 45 States and Puerto Rico. For more, visit www.BurlingtonStores.com.
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, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
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 should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
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SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society