We are thrilled to announce that Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) and UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO, in conjunction County Executive Marc Elrich, are supporting the Labor Against Cancer initiative, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). During September and October, we are supporting LLS through a comprehensive retail campaign and will take part in the annual Light the Night Walk. We’re excited about this partnership and supporting LLS is a great way for us all to give back to our local community.
ABS and UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO have set a goal to raise $25,000, with monies raised benefiting LLS research and patient support services. Contributing to nearly every advancement in blood cancer treatment in recent decades, LLS has invested more than $1.2 billion in cancer research, with groundbreaking results. Since 2016, 41 new blood cancer treatments have been approved by the FDA, and LLS directly funded 36 of these. These revolutionary new treatments are going beyond just blood cancers and are powering efforts to attack cancer from every angle.
In order to hit our team goal by October, we are officially kicking off fundraising efforts today! Here are a few ways you can show your support:
REGISTER TO WALK!
You can join our Light The Night Walk team by clicking “Walk With Us” at the top of our fundraising page.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk (Montgomery County) will be held in Rockville Town Square on Saturday, October 12th. Participation is free and open to all employees and your families.
Watch this video to see that Light The Night is really much more than just a walk.
If you register for the walk, you can choose to receive your own fundraising URL that can be used to reach out to your network to raise money for the team. Fundraising is completely optional and, if needed, we will distribute a sample fundraising template.
PROMOTE AND SUPPORT OUR RETAIL CAMPAIGN!
All 25 Montgomery County Liquor & Wine stores will be asking customers to donate $1, $3, or $5 to support LLS and the Labor Against Cancer initiative. The campaign will take place September 3rd through the 24th.
CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE WALK, BUT STILL WANT TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT?
You are still welcome to register and fundraise, or you can make a secure, tax-deductible contribution to our team’s efforts by clicking “Donate Now” on the right side of the fundraising page.
We hope you’ll join us in the fight to end blood cancer!