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Enmarket Sets $90K Fundraising Goal for Local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The retailer’s convenience stores in three states will sell paper icons during Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
September 14, 2017

​SAVANNAH, Ga. – In recognition of Blood Cancer Awareness Month, enmarket stores will be selling paper icons to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). These donations will directly benefit LLS’ Light the Night in October.

All enmarket stores across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina will be featuring the paper icons. Customers who purchase a paper icon will be able to personalize it with their name and it will then be displayed on surfaces inside the store.

The paper icons will be sold from Tuesday, September 5 to Saturday, September 30. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $90,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.

“Every year, we come together as a company to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event,” said Matt Clements, marketing director of enmarket. “Most of us have a close friend or family member [who] has been affected by some type of cancer. This holds true for blood cancer in the enmarket and Colonial Group family. The cause is near and dear to our hearts, and our company is dedicated to championing the fight against leukemia and lymphoma.”

Blood cancers are cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes that affect normal blood cell production or function. Nearly 1.3 million people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.

“Blood cancer can affect anyone, at any time,” said Jennie Brewster, Savannah & Augusta area director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter. “There is no way to prevent or screen for most blood cancers, so we are focused on finding cures. Support from companies like enmarket is so important. We and our patients are so grateful for their efforts.”

Savannah’s Light The Night will take place at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 13 in Daffin Park. During the event, participants carry different colored illuminated lanterns to signify if they are cancer patients or survivors, supporters or attending in memory of someone.