year an estimated 106,300 people in the United States are diagnosed with a
blood related cancer.
These cancers account for 10.5% of all cancer deaths.
Every nine minutes another person dies from leukemia, lymphoma or
In hopes of remedying this, we are pleased to announce that this
year’s New York state charity is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest
voluntary organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research,
education and patient services.
how you can help!
The Community Service Committee has developed the “Light the Way
for Leukemia” program in which members sell their district-designated
colored paper candles to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma
At the State Leadership Conference, we will display the candles and
“Light the Way for Leukemia!”
Our goal is to raise $5500, so it is
very important that we get an early start.
the national level, we will be continuing our 30 year partnership with the
March of Dimes Foundation.
Our goal is to raise $1500 for this worthwhile organization.
In order to achieve this goal, we will take part in two programs:
Blue Jeans for Babies and Brainstorm for Babies.
To participate in Blue Jeans for Babies, chapters designate a day
in November where students at their school wear blue jeans and pay a
dollar to support the March of Dimes.
Those who support Blue Jeans for Babies will have the opportunity
to purchase t-shirts and pins for the March of Dimes on that day.
Brainstorm for Babies is a program in which chapters design and
implement original fundraising projects to raise additional funds for the
March of Dimes.
order to encourage community service in your local chapters, we will be
continuing the “Local Community Service Projects” program.
Chapters create and implement their own community service projects
to benefit their local communities and submit a form to be recognized.
Future Business Leaders of America, we strive to uphold our motto of
Service Education, Progress, so let’s do all we can to benefit these
organizations as we are Piecing
the Puzzle of Success!