The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) presented the UFCW with its first National Corporate Leadership Award at their 2017 Volunteer Leadership Conference awards dinner in Washington, D.C., on May 2. The National Corporate Leadership Award honors an organization with fundamental alignment to LLS’s goal to cure blood cancers and commitment to improving the lives of patients. UFCW International Secretary-Treasurer Esther López accepted the award on behalf of our union family.
The UFCW has raised more than $82 million for LLS’s goal to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients since the partnership began in 1982. In 2016 alone, the UFCW generated $1.9 million in the United States and more than $2.4 million in Canada, through a variety of fundraising efforts ranging from golf outings to dinners.
“The UFCW union family prides itself on giving back to the communities we call home and doing our part to bring hard-working families a better life,” said UFCW International President Marc Perrone. “We are honored to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society lead the way to a world without blood cancers. Our partnership is proof that the best way to make a difference is to stand together.”
“LLS is very proud of our partnership with the UFCW, whose members have supported LLS relentlessly by raising essential funds needed to fight blood cancer,” said Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., LLS’s president and CEO. “The UFCW is helping LLS make it possible to accomplish more than any other cancer nonprofit to advance cutting edge research and cures for patients.”