Terumo BCT Honored by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for Raising More Than $1 Million to Support Our Fight Against Blood Cancers
(June 13, 2017) – The Rocky Mountain Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) proudly presented Terumo BCT, a Lakewood-based global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, with the 2017 Dr. Kenneth B. McCredie Award for their long-term commitment to LLS and for fundraising more than $1 million since 2007. For more than ten years, Terumo BCT has partnered with Light The Night® —LLS’s annual fundraising event and the nation's night to honor those touched by cancer.
Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns to benefit LLS and their mission to find blood cancer cures and to support patient services. Coming together for a common goal, Terumo BCT associates celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer. Each year Terumo BCT associates host several events, including a carnival, a casino night and a golf tournament that raise funds and advocate for LLS. This year’s LLS Honored Hero is Quade Marks, son of a Terumo BCT associate.
“We are grateful to Terumo BCT and its employees for lending their support to Light The Night because together, we are taking steps to end cancer,” said Rebecca Russell, Rocky Mountain LLS Executive Director. “We bring hope instead of despair by working to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. We bring communities together to celebrate those who are fighting the disease and to honor those we have lost.”
“Our decade-long partnership with LLS is a perfect complement to our commitment to working together to improve patients’ lives and deliver on our brand promise to unlock the potential of blood,” said David Perez, President and CEO of Terumo BCT. “I'm so proud of and honored to work with my fellow Terumo BCT associates. Each year, they bring even more passion and commitment to LLS. Together, we are making a difference in patients’ lives.”
This year, Light The Night will be held on Thursday, September 28th at Washington Park, Denver.
To become part of the Light The Night family please call the Rocky Mountain Chapter at 720-440-8620 or visit www.lightthenight.org/rocky-mountain.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and 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 Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
Rocky Mountain Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 720 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 500-S, Denver, CO 80246. Phone: 720-440-8620
About Terumo BCT
Terumo BCT, a global leader in blood component, therapeutic apheresis and cellular technologies, is the only company with the unique combination of apheresis collections, manual and automated whole blood processing, and pathogen reduction technologies. We believe in the potential of blood to do even more for patients than it does today. This belief inspires our innovation and strengthens our collaboration with customers.