Throughout the month of September, NOCO, its customers, and employees, raised a total of $22,436 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter.
“After the success of last year’s month-long in-store fundraiser, which raised $12,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we expanded our efforts,” said Michael Bradley, chief financial officer and senior vice president, NOCO. “In addition to our Express store campaign, our employees throughout our corporate offices and bulk plants also gave generously to support ongoing research and programs for members of our community affected by blood cancers.”
The fundraising campaign kicked off at the beginning of September when NOCO employees were on hand at four NOCO Express locations to pump gas and wash windows for customers for a donation. Throughout the month, customers could also make a $1 donation at any of NOCO Express’ 37 locations to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In addition, NOCO employees at the company’s corporate offices and bulk plants also conducted dress down days and silent auctions to raise more funds.
“We are so fortunate to have such a generous community. This was a tremendous success thanks to the incredible support offered by the customers, associates and leadership of NOCO,” said Luann Burgio, deputy executive director of the local chapter. “Funds raised are spent in our community to support our patients, their families and blood cancers research.”
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter currently funds two blood cancer research projects in the region and serves more than 5,000 local patients who have been touched by the blood cancers leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Patients receive support through financial programs, support groups, peer counseling, educational programs, and many other patient services.