STATE – Three New Jersey businesses recently won awards for placing in the top three in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’) Corporate Cup Challenge. The Corporate Cup Challenge is a fundraising competition between New Jersey businesses to raise money for LLS’ mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
CA Technologies, with a large branch in Ewing, led the charge with $61,000. Following closely behind were Quest Diagnostics, Inc., based in Madison, with $42,000, and Celgene Corporation, based in Summit, with $23,000.
Through a combination of fundraising and sponsorship, companies that participated in the Corporate Cup Challenge brought in a total $176,000 for research and patient aide. CA, Quest, and Celgene beat out nine other companies to win the Corporate Cup Challenge.
“The leadership that our Corporate Cup Challenge participants have shown is truly remarkable,” says Senior Campaign Manager Lumene Charles, who liaised with the companies throughout the competition. “With the help and engagement of the entire community, as exemplified by these businesses, I know that we will be able to find a cure for blood cancer.”
The Corporate Cup Challenge is part of the Light The Night fundraising campaign. Light The Night Walks are held each October across New Jersey. Participants at the Walks carry illuminated balloons—red for supporters, white for patients & survivors, and gold in memory of a loved one.
To find out more about the Corporate Cup Challenge or the Light the Night Walk, contact the New Jersey Chapter at 1-908-956-6642 or visit www.lightthenight.org/nj
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