Approximately every three minutes – about the time it takes to read this article – someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma. And this year, leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma will account for approximately 10 percent of all new cancer cases diagnosed in the U.S.
Every moment counts in the fight against cancer, and that’s why it’s so important to take action now. Patients and families are counting on us in their time of need, and during the pandemic, our help is even more critical. Thankfully, our friends at Walgreens are making it easier than ever to make an impact.
Walgreens, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and Susan G. Komen (Komen) are collaborating to raise funds to enable new research in breast and blood cancers and expand access, treatment, and support services for those living with these diseases. In 2019, Walgreens pledged to contribute more than $25 million to LLS and Komen collectively over the next five years to improve the health and well-being of people living with cancer nationwide. But we can’t do this alone.
Together, we can fight cancer. Through the Raise Hope, End Cancer Fundraiser, Walgreens offers two ways for customers to get involved:
During February and March, customers can donate their Walgreens Cash rewards to support the Raise Hope, End Cancer Fundraiser. Simply log into your myWalgreens account online or through the mobile app. On your account dashboard, you will see a link to donate your Walgreens Cash rewards. From there, you will be able to select your donation amount based on the Walgreens Cash rewards available in your account. All funds will be split equally between LLS and Komen.
Beginning February 28 through March 13, customers can make a donation at check-out in Walgreens stores nationwide. More than 9,000 U.S. Walgreens retail and specialty stores are participating in this pin pad donation effort, and all dollars raised will be split equally between LLS and Komen.
LLS will use these funds to accelerate cancer treatment breakthroughs for blood cancer patients and help patients, caregivers, and survivors cope with the financial, emotional, and psychological effects of cancer. Walgreens has been collaborating with LLS since 2016, supporting education and resources for blood cancer patients and their families and providing training and certification for specialty pharmacists. Walgreens has also raised significant funds for our mission through in-store fundraising, community engagement, and volunteerism through LLS’s Light The Night.
Together with Walgreens and Komen, we’re encouraging everyone to get involved in the fight against cancer. No matter how you choose to take part in the Raise Hope, End Cancer Fundraiser, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of patients living with breast and blood cancers.
Take action today! Log into your myWalgreens account online or through the mobile app to donate your Walgreens Cash rewards. Don’t have a myWalgreens account? Sign up for free to start saving on purchases and donate your Walgreens Cash rewards.