The paper balloons, which can be personalized with the donor’s name, can be purchased for $1 and will be displayed on surfaces inside the Enmark stations. The company has set an aggressive goal to raise $60,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an organization that is very dear to me,” said Houstoun Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc.’s vice president. “I lost my mother to leukemia when I was 6 and my sister was 8. It is in her memory and in support of all of those currently fighting leukemia and lymphoma that Enmark is proud to support LLS’ Light The Night Walk.”
In Georgia, Light The Night’s fundraising efforts have grown to more than $2 million dollars at five walks across the state. Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, October 18 in Forsyth Park. During the event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the walk route. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of someone carry gold balloons. For more information, visit http://www.lightthenight.org/
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.
The Georgia Chapter serves patients with a variety of programs including the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program, the Trish Greene Back to School program for children with cancer as well as financial assistance programs which last year provided over $1.59 million to patients statewide. Currently, the Georgia Chapter funds $2.75 million towards research grants in multi-year agreements with Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Georgia Regents University. There were approximately 3,650 new diagnoses for blood cancer in Georgia in 2011. For more information on the Georgia chapter of LLS, please call 800-399-7312 or 404-720-7900 or visit http://www.lls.org/
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc. is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today the Savannah-based company, which will celebrate its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 62 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina that offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, food and beverages, lottery services and more. Enmark’s gasoline is filtered through a trademarked Double Filtered System, resulting in gasoline and diesel that is clean and 100-percent water-free. Enmark customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using an Enmark Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit http://www.enmarkenjoy.com.