Enmark Stations Inc. has made a commitment to once again sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk.
The paper icons will be sold in all stores from May 1-31.
The paper icons, 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 $75,000 in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families. This is a $10,000 increase over the $65,000 they raised in this same campaign last year.
In addition to the paper icons sales, Enmark Stations will hold two Full-Service Fridays to raise funds for LLS. Full-Service Friday allows customers to pull into the Enmark Store, where members of the Enmark management team will be pumping gas for donations. Full-Service Fridays will take place from 4-6 p.m. on May 9 at 14000 Abercorn Expressway across from Savannah Mall and again at 3219 Skidaway Road from 4-6 p.m. on May 23.
“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an organization that is very dear to me,” said Houstoun Demere, vice president/general manager of Enmark. “I lost my mother to leukemia when I was six and my sister was eight. 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.”
Enmark was recently honored with a National Partner Award from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) for its outstanding fundraising support in the 2013 Light The Night Walk campaign. In their first year, Enmark raised an incredible $65,648 to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 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, Oct. 17 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.