Through a number of events in August and September at NOCO, convenience store customers and employees raised $21,173, which was donated to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter.
“This is the fourth year NOCO has helped to raise both funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said Michael Bradley, chief financial officer and senior vice president, NOCO. “Thanks to the generosity of our customers and our employees, a total of more than $80,000 has been raised to date to support the Society’s ongoing research and programs for those impacted by blood cancers here in Western New York.”
The fundraising campaign, which ran through August and September, included hot dog sales, dress down days, silent auctions, loose change promotions and employee walk donations at NOCO’s corporate offices. NOCO employees also conducted a “Pump It Up” promotion at three Express locations where, in exchange for donations, they pumped customers’ gas and washed car windows. In addition NOCO Express customers had the opportunity to make a $1 donation towards the campaign at any of the company’s 36 locations throughout September.
“We want to thank the employees and customers of NOCO, and our entire community for their tremendous efforts and generosity in making this such a successful campaign,” said Luann Burgio, deputy executive director, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Western & Central New York Chapter. “Special thanks to the Newman family for their dedication and commitment in making a difference in our community and in the lives of local blood cancer patients. The funds raised from the Light The Night paper icon sales will be spent locally to support blood cancer research and local patient aid and services.”
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter serves more than 5,000 local patients who have been touched by the blood cancers leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Funds raised are spent locally on vital blood cancer research and patient aid and services.