ADB Light's the Night for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The ADB Community teamed up with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as our KeeleyCares partners to advocate, donate, and support this wonderful organization that has really hit home for a lot of our A-Team members. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night brings light to the darkness of cancer by funding lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer. Family, friends, and co-workers gather to celebrate, honor, or remember those touched by cancer. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening experiences filled with music, fireworks and empowering ceremonies honoring survivors and remembering those we have lost.
For this campaign our A-Team members including, Morgan Meyers & Coiley Reeves became major advocates for LLS because this disease has personally affected them and their families over the years.
What is the LLS foundation & where does the money go?
LLS leads the charge in the fight against cancer, particularly blood cancers. In comparison to other non-profit organizations focused on blood cancer, LLS takes the top spot as the biggest supporter of innovative research aimed at advancing cures. With a substantial investment of $1.6 billion in research, they are trailblazers in driving progress in areas like immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine. These research initiatives result in saving lives, and the innovative treatments that originated from blood cancer research are now undergoing clinical trials for various other cancer types.
The ADB Nationwide Team's dedication and accomplishments during the period of September to October 2023 has made a significant impact in fundraising endeavors. Together, we raised an incredible $47,235 across seven walks in various cities. In St. Louis, ADB stood out by raising a substantial $28,605. Coiley Reeves secured the third position in the highly competitive Executive Leader Challenge, raising an impressive $17,659, while Morgan Meyers achieved a well-deserved second place in the Emerging Leader challenge with a total of $8,904 in contributions. ADB did not stop there, as we also secured second place in the Top Corporate Team category, demonstrating our commitment to making a difference. To top it off, ADB was awarded the prestigious title of "rookie of the year," a testament to our dedication and hard work.
In Kansas City, the team raised a commendable $11,075 and secured a third-place position in the corporate team challenge. Curtis Weaver and Morgan Meyers, the resolute quarterbacks for the Kansas City event, led the charge with enthusiasm and determination.
The ADB Nationwide Team's charitable efforts extended to various other cities, such as Cincinnati, San Antonio, Chicago, Birmingham, and Denver. Each of these teams made valuable contributions to their respective communities, thanks to their dedication and fundraising activities. In Cincinnati, with Eric Biehle as the quarterback, they raised $2,620. In San Antonio, under the leadership of Shayne Coyle, the team raised $1,660. Chicago, led by Evan Bay, contributed $1,525. Birmingham, with Laurie Anne Porfillo, raised $1,150. Finally, in Denver, the team, quarterbacked by Donnie McClure, raised $600.
These outstanding accomplishments are a testament to ADB's commitment to making a positive impact in the communities we serve. Our efforts, strong leadership, and dedication to fundraising for various charitable causes demonstrate our collective commitment to making the world a better place. With each city's unique achievements, we can collectively make a profound difference by setting an example for charitable organizations and community service initiatives.