HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Local man on mission to raise $1 Million to help fight cancer

By Matt Miller, FOX19

1582 days ago   Article ID# 956906
Original URL

 

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

CINCINNATI, OHIO (FOX19) - A local man says he is on a mission to try and raise $1 million to help fight cancer.

29-year-old Jeremy K. Smith, of Authentic New Media, says he has joined a national 10-week competition hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), to become the Cincinnati LLS Man of the Year. Smith says his goal for 2011 is to raise $1 Million, by June 8 to win the award and help give back to an important charity.

"Helping this organization is very important to me for many reasons," Smith said. "My family has battled cancer for generations, and being a part of this fundraiser is my way of honoring my loved ones and making a positive change in the world."

The LLS Man & Woman of the Year competition begins April 1 and ends June 8. According to the LLS, proceeds raised will be used for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma research, and improving the quality of life for patients and their families.

Smith says he will compete in honor of Cincinnati's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Boy & Girl of the Year: Annie Coyle a lymphoma survivor, and Aiden Gage Bordwine a leukemia survivor. "The children I am sponsoring, Annie and Aiden, are both cancer survivors," says Smith. "Annie and Aiden are success stories, but there are still others battling these diseases. We still need additional targeted therapies for all types of blood cancer."

LLS competition guidelines candidates must be: philanthropic, ambitious, competitive, and have a strong connection to the community, business and community leaders. Smith is one of 10 candidates competing for this title in Cincinnati.

Smith is currently seeking volunteers and donations. April 1 – June 8 Smith will host a series of community fundraising and networking events in Cincinnati.

Copyright 2015 FOX19   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1582 days ago   Article ID# 956906

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society News

Tina Fey looks fantastic at 45 as she celebrates her birthday with a charity comedy performance

76 days ago From dailymail.co.uk 

LONDON, U K - ...

Local firefighters climbing 69 floors for children's charity

152 days ago From mercurynews.com 

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - ...

At Home Partners With Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

326 days ago From PR Newswire 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, ...

Alto-Shaam Golf Outing Raises $100K for Lymphoma

327 days ago From FSR magazine  

- 9 at Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex raised more than $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Wisconsin chapter, making the event its ...

Light The Night Walk Raises Funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

348 days ago From whnt.com  

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA - Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and communities to honor ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

A tiny plant that feeds the oceans' biggest creatures could be wiped out by climate change

Action: Climate Change

Imagine if climate change wiped out humans’ main source of food on land. That’s what is happening in the world’s oceans as th ...

African vulture populations declining at alarming rate

Action: Wildlife Conservation

After experiencing an alarmingly swift decline over the past several decades, six species of African vultures are now likely ...

Nearly half of forest cover in Telangana is gone!

Action: Stop Deforestation

In an alarming revelation, the forest cover in Telangana has dwindled by 44 per cent in the last eight decades notwithstandin ...

Stop the tar sands invasion!

Action: Stop Pollution

The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline was only the beginning. Big Oil has a much bigger plan to triple the production of climate ...

President Obama: Reject Arctic drilling!

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Obama administration recently gave conditional approval to Shell's plans to drill in Arctic waters despite overwhelming r ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.