With $142,000 raised this year, Enmarket has donated more than $1.1 million over the past 11 years.
Enmarket announced that it has raised more than $142,000 this year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light The Night campaign — a program that the company has donated more than $1.1 million to over the past 11 years.
The announcement was made at the annual Light the Night event on Oct. 13, in downtown Savannah, Ga. Coming together for a common goal, friends, family and co-workers formed fundraising teams and gathered to celebrate and honor or remember those touched by cancer.
In September, Enmarket launched its annual company-wide initiative across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina by encouraging customers to donate at check-out to benefit LLS. The 2023 campaign raised $142,350 to help fight against blood cancers.
“Over the past eleven years, Enmarket’s customers have joined with us in raising more than $1 million to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said Matt Clements, president of Enmarket. “Their support will go a long way to helping the LLS find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma, and we appreciate their generosity.”
Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting LLS and its funding of innovative research and support for blood cancer patients. Culminating in inspirational and memorable events after dark throughout the fall, participants in 140 communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to bring light to the darkness of cancer — white lanterns for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Enmarket has helped to make an exciting milestone happen this year for LLS, by nationally hitting the $1 billion milestone raised through Light The Night.
“We are overwhelmed and humbled by the extraordinary generosity of Enmarket’s employees and customers who have demonstrated unwavering support of LLS and our mission to cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families,” said Amanda Yancey, LLS Georgia/South Carolina region executive director. “It is inspiring to see this outpouring of love that brings light to the darkness of cancer.”
Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested nearly $1.6 billion in groundbreaking research, pioneering many of today’s most innovative approaches. The organization strives to find cures and ensure patients can access the lifesaving treatments they need.
Enmarket employs more than 1,300 people and operates 130 convenience stores, including 29 Eatery locations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company also operates 16 restaurants branded as Subway, Larry’s Giant Subs, Baldino’s and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, as well as 25 Marketwash car washes.