Our hockey team, Tour for a Cure, travels from Washington, DC to Las Vegas each year to compete in the Labeda Cup. This is one of the largest roller hockey tournaments in the world with teams travelling from all over North America to compete annually. Each year our team makes a fundraising effort for a charity that has proven to have a significant positive impact on cancer patients, survivors, and their families. We’re especially proud to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) this year, because two of our players are lymphoma survivors. Your contribution, no matter if it’s $10 or $5,000, will make a difference and have a direct positive impact on the lives of those suffering from blood cancer. Below is more information about LLS.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
An independent analysis of LLS done by charitynavigator.org scores them a 87.35 out of 100, with the most positive score being their accountability and transparency (score of 97). Over 75% of LLS’s total financials are used for program expense, with the remaining amounts being used for administrative costs, fundraising expenses, etc. This means that over 75 cents of each dollar you donate will benefit those in need of your help and support.