To culminate a month-long effort to fund cancer research, PizzaRev will host a fundraiser on August 30, 2017 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The fundraiser will take place all day at PizzaRev locations across the U.S. Twenty percent of guest check proceeds from customers who mention LLS at the register will benefit their local LLS chapter. Why support LLS?
- More than 1 million Americans are presently living with a blood cancer.
- Leukemia is the most common cancer in children less than 20 years old.
- Every three minutes, a man, woman or child is diagnosed with blood cancer.
- A blood cancer patient dies every 10 minutes.
“Everyone knows someone touched by cancer. We are proud supporters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the revolutionary research they lead to find a cure for cancer,” says Nicholas Eckerman, co-founder of PizzaRev. “We look forward to a successful fundraiser and to raise awareness among our communities about the LLS mission to end cancer.”
The August 30 fundraiser is part of PizzaRev’s national effort to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Light The Night program—a series of fundraising campaigns and evening walks. Throughout August, more than 40 PizzaRev restaurants across the country are collecting donations to support the cause. For every $1 guests donate to LLS, they receive a $1 off voucher to use on their next visit to PizzaRev.
LLS invites other Light The Night Walk participants to host their team fundraisers at PizzaRev. PizzaRev will donate 20 percent of proceeds from all Light The Night fundraisers to the local LLS chapter.
“At Light The Night, it is our aim to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research and cures. We are taking steps to end cancer,” says Kaye Skonieczny, vice president, partner relationship management at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “We are very grateful to PizzaRev and their employees who are lending their support to help make this year’s Light The Night the best yet. The light and warmth we generate delivers hope in time of despair, community in place of loneliness and life-saving research and support for cancer patients and their families. LLS’s Light The Night campaign funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients not someday, but today.”