Dec 23, 2010

Children and Adults with Blood Cancers Need Your Help! Donate Today and UFCW Will Match Your Gift!

Groups like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) have long counted on UFCW members, staff, and supporters for their tireless work in helping to fight cancer, raise awareness and assist families who are going through cancer treatment with a loved one.

UFCW Local 27 Assistant Organizing Director Brian Nesbit has a very personal connection to this cause. As he says, “My wife and I have friends whose son was diagnosed with (ALL) Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia when he was two years old. While he was going through treatment at John Hopkins in Baltimore, they met another couple going through the same process. Both boys just happened to be named Matthew! The two families became friends, and so did we. The best part of the story: the Matthews have since completed four years of treatment, are now in remission and doing well.”

To help children like the Matthews, donate now to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the UFCW will double the value of your gift now until December 31st!

And Brian asks that you please consider helping out The Matthews Foundation. “While the boys were going through treatment,” Brian explains, “their parents suffered financial hardship as one parent had to quit their job to be with their child. Our friends decided to create a foundation to help struggling families with day- to-day bills and expenses during their ordeal. In honor of the boys, the parents created The Matthews Foundation. My wife was asked to be the fundraising chair, and we’ve been hosting a fundraising event for TMF at our home ever since. Friends, family, neighbors--as well as Local 27--all pull together to help.”

Stories like Brian’s make every UFCW member proud. In honor of generous members like Brian, the UFCW will match $1 million in donations made by December 31st to LLS. You can double the value of your gift! Anything you give today will be worth twice as much during this matching challenge. But the challenge ends on December 31st so don’t miss the chance to fund more life-saving research.

Please donate to the LLS today and double your gift!

Thank you for all you do. And the very best to you and your family, this holiday season.



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