About ~ Britoni Burdett's Mission Connection
2016 WOMAN of the YEAR CANDIDATE raised $70K in 10-weeks for the LLS
2016 Community Involvement Winner
By the time you finish reading this letter, approximately two people will have been diagnosed with some form of blood cancer.
And, according to the latest statistics, an average of one person will have died.
An estimated 1,185,053 people in the United States are living with, or are in remission from leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma.
This number does not include the number of loved ones who are affected by these diseases.
Even a PENNY could be
the missing PENNY to fund a FUND A MIRACLE!
BELIEVE BEYOND BOUNDARIES!
It’s only with your help that they are able to achieve this mission. I believe that if we work together, we will find a way to cure cancer and improve the quality of lives for patients. This cannot be done without the small steps. Even a penny could be the missing cent needed to fund a miracle. Help me make dreams come true for thousands of mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandparents, friends and loved ones. Every penny counts.
TOGETHER Let's make a difference the LLS way and make SOMEDAY TODAY!
In 2006 , my family and I lost two very special members to Leukemia. To a study, they are a number, but to me, they were my “Poppa” and “Gan-Gan.”
I have the honor and great privilege to be nominated as a Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Candidate. My passion for this cause is driven by the inspirational love my grandparents had for each other.
My grandfather was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and four days after we knew, he passed away. Eight months later, and a week before their 55th anniversary, my grandmother was diagnosed with the Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. She followed him in death, as she did in life, four days after her diagnosis. My family was devastated by their loss. To honor their anniversary and beautiful love story, we held a memorial at the church where they were wed with 50 yellow roses and a joining of their ashes. Together in death as they were in life.
The Man & Woman of the Year...
is a 10-week spirited FUNdraising competition. Every dollar raised counts as one vote, the candidate with the most votes is awarded the title ~ MAN & WOMAN OF THE YEAR.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is...
to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients and we work to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients.
How Your Dollars Are Used ...
To date, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has invested more than $1 billion in research to advance therapies and save lives. We will continue to support research through our innovative and integrated funding programs, until every patient has a safe and effective therapy.
Research: LLS supports research across the globe. LLS currently has research commitments of $2,313,541 in place in the state of Georgia.
Patient Services: LLS provides a range of services, such as family support groups, an extensive educational web-site, free seminars and conferences, direct patient financial aid and co-pay assistance.
Education: LLS serves as the world’s foremost source of information on blood cancers including an Information Resource Center, (800) 955-4572, an extensive collection of free educational materials, professional education and an award-winning website.
Advocacy: LLS’s advocacy program has a strong voice in Washington, DC representing the healthcare and medical research interests of patients and their families to policy makers at all levels of government.
The Man & Woman of the Year (MWOY) campaign is a spirited fundraising competition in communities across the U.S. in which participants build fundraising teams to compete for the title of Man or Woman of the Year. They raise funds for LLS blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors, the Boy & Girl of the Year. The titles are awarded to the man and woman in each community who raises the most funds during the ten-week campaign; the top local fundraisers in the country also win the national titles. You can support their efforts by donating to or joining their campaigns, because everyone wins when cancer loses!
For additonal information, visit: http://www.mwoy.org
Candidates for Man & Woman of the Year are extraordinary people. They are individuals from both the social and business communities who are relentless in their efforts to find cures for blood cancers, and are well-connected in their communities. The campaign generates awareness both locally and nationally through press releases, exposure in print advertisements, social media, and public transit advertising in some markets.
Grand Finale Celebration
Partners/Sponsors, candidates, campaign teams, friends, family, survivors, and other LLS supporters will gather for the announcement of the Man & Woman of the Year. The evening will include cocktails, food, music and silent and live auctions. In 2015 , more than 600 people in Atlanta attended the Grand Finale Gala to honor the 14 candidates who comprised the class of 2015.