(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., is pleased to announce that their customers helped raise $65,468 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. During the entire month of May, the company’s 62 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina sold Light The Night paper balloon icons for $1 each in support of LLS’s mission to cure blood cancer and help patients and their families.
“I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the extraordinary generosity of our customers,” said Enmark Stations, Inc. Vice President Houstoun Demere, who lost his mother to leukemia when he was just 6 years old. “Their support will go a long way to helping the LLS find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.”
The three Enmark stations that raised the most money were the stores on Waters Avenue, Abercorn Expressway and Bluffton Parkway.
Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, October 18 in Forsyth Park. During the event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the walk route. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of someone carry gold balloons. Georgia’s Light The Night’s fundraising efforts have grown to more than $2 million dollars at five walks across the state, including the walk in Savannah. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga or call 912-897-1300.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. The Georgia Chapter serves patients with a variety of programs including the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program, the Trish Greene Back to School program for children with cancer as well as financial assistance programs which last year provided over $1.59 million to patients statewide. Currently, the Georgia Chapter funds $2.75 million towards research grants in multi-year agreements with Emory Winship Cancer Institute and Georgia Regents University. There were approximately 3,650 new diagnoses for blood cancer in Georgia in 2011. For more information on the Georgia chapter of LLS, please call 800-399-7312 or 404-720-7900 or visit www.lls.org/ga.
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc. is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today the Savannah-based company, which will celebrate its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 62 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina that offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, food and beverages, cigarettes, lottery services and more. Enmark’s gasoline is filtered through a trademarked Double Filtered System, resulting in gasoline and diesel that is clean and 100-percent water-free. Enmark customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using an Enmark Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. For more information on Enmark Stations, Inc., please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.