By Erin Del Conte |
Enmarket customers purchase Light the Night paper balloon icons to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma.
Enmarket, with help from its community, raised $128,240.88 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk.
Since the company started this annual fundraiser in 2013, Enmarket has raised a total of $481,744.75 for LLS.
Every year, for one month, the company’s 122 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina sell Light the Night paper balloon icons for $1 each in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.
The store that raised the most overall this year was the Port Royal location, which held an in-store fundraiser raising $1,281 in a single day. The location raised $4,609 in total.
“Every year, our customers show us an extraordinary amount of support in our efforts for LLS,” said Brett Giesick, Enmarket’s president. “Several stores doubled or even tripled their original goals, including Reidsville, Brooklet, Port Royal and Wilmington. We are so thankful for our staff and our customers for making this donation possible.”
Representatives from the Enmarket team presented the $128,240.88 check to LLS representatives on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
“We are so grateful for the support from Enmarket and their customers,” said Lauren Mathews, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter’s campaign manager for Light The Night. “This donation helps to provide patient support services, goes towards advocating for lifesaving treatments, as well as, cancer research. With this one check, we’ve now reached over half of our fundraising goal.”
Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, Nov. 16 in Daffin 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.