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SPOTLIGHT: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Staff Report //March 5, 2018//

SPOTLIGHT: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Staff Report //March 5, 2018//

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A Closer Look

2017 Top achievements:

NATIONAL: Eighteen drugs have achieved FDA approval in 2017 for new treatments for blood cancer patients. LLS has been a significant source of funding for 15 of these drugs through research grant funds awarded. 

LOCALLY: Raising more than $765,000 during the 10-week Man & Woman of the Year fundraising campaign toward LLS’s mission to cure cancer! This event featured a 1,000-guest, black-tie gala event at the Gaillard Center, making this featured event the largest nonprofit gala in the Lowcountry.

Fundraising events: 

2017 Light The Night: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26, The Grove at Patriots Point. Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Join approximately 1 million people at 150 inspirational evening walks across the U.S. and Canada, walking to end cancer. Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds to support the mission.

2018 Students of the Year: Jan. 27–March 15, 2018.

Students of the Year Grand Finale: March 15, 2018 at Founders Hall, Charles Towne Landing. Join us for the South Carolina inaugural Students of the Year campaign. 

2018 Man & Woman of the Year: Feb. 22–May 4, 2018.

Fifth annual Lowcountry Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale: May 4, 2018, at the Gaillard Center. The Man & Woman of the Year campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. 

22nd Leukemia Cup Regatta: Sept. 29, 2018, Charleston Harbor. Join the Lowcountry as they raise a sail with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta and help raise funds to support life-saving cancer research. Over the last 21 years the Charleston and Lowcountry sailing communities have raised more than $2.49 million for blood cancer research, advocacy and patient support. 

Leukemia Cup Regatta Gala: Sept. 22, 2018 on the USS Yorktown. This evening event is for sailors and nonsailors alike to participate in a beautiful night of dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, live and silent auctions to fight back to cure cancer!

Corporate giving opportunities:

Opportunities for Corporate Sponsorship for the 2018 Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Gala; 2018 Students of the Year Grand Finale Gala, 2018 Light The Night Walk and the 2017 Leukemia Cup Regatta. Contact the local LLS team for customized sponsorship opportunities to join the Lowcountry efforts in curing cancer! 843.881.8176 or [email protected]

Mission Statement

Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.