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South Carolina Stingrays to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society | Community News

The South Carolina Stingrays have announced a competition against their in-state rival, the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, which will see the teams aim to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their Lowcountry Light The Night event on Oct. 29.

The Stingrays front office staff, players and hockey operations staff will be raising money in support of those who are fighting with the goal of defeating the Swamp Rabbits and bringing home the inaugural Cross State Lantern Trophy.

Learn more and support the Stingrays and the LLS by clicking here to see their fundraising page.

“I know I speak for the entire Stingrays organization when I say that I am very excited about our partnership with LLS,” said Stingrays President Rob Concannon. “I think everyone has someone in their life that has seen the darkness of cancer. While we are a hockey team, we also want to be a light and an outlet for those who are fighting this terrible disease.”

In the coming days and weeks, the Stingrays will promote fun and creative ways for their fans and stakeholders to help them raise funds for this cause.

“I’m proud and excited that the Stingrays have partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,” said Head Coach Ryan Blair. I know there are many people that have seen the dark side of cancer and we are happy to do our part to be a light for all of those affected.”

Money raised through Light The Night allows The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fund treatments for patients who are suffering from all forms of blood cancers. In 2019, LLS helped advance 12 of 14 approved blood cancer therapies.

“LLS is thrilled to be partnering with the South Carolina Stingrays to bring LIGHT to the darkness of cancer,” said LLS Campaign Development Manager Ally Barnett. “We are so excited to see some friendly statewide competition between the Stingrays and the Swamp Rabbits as they raise money to help find a cure! We at LLS are grateful for their commitment to help make this year’s Light The Night the best yet. We are taking steps to end cancer.”

The light and warmth the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society generates delivers hope in a time of despair, a community in place of loneliness and life-saving research and support for cancer patients and their families.

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Important research delayed by COVID, says Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Davis

Fallout from COVID-19 hasn’t only stopped charities and other important causes from stagin their usual fundraising and public awarness event this year, it’s also having an impact on research.

“This year, because of COVID, everything has changed. Light the Night is the signature fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which is the largest blood cancer serving organization in North America. So, it’s a large organization throughout North America, its important to the blood cancer community, and it also significantly supports blood cancer research, which would never happen on its own if it wasn’t for organizations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada,” said survivor, former premier, and LLSC Board member Paul Davis, adding that about 60 percent of the boards revenue comes in between September and November.

He said that the virtual event a 90- minute live, national broadcast which will air in Newfoundland at 8:30 pm, will, like other years, be a time to hear the stories of survivors, honour heroes, remember loved ones who have been lost, and raise lanterns just like any other year.

“This national broadcast will bring all provinces, all Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies, together, and we’re all going to celebrate together, so that’s a first for that,” said Davis.

He said that much of the Society’s work is supporting and coordinating blood cancer research, which has unfortunately ground to half due to the pandemic.

“There have been more than 600 cancer research trials that have ben suspended or cancelled in Canada because of COVID, and researchers haven’t yet returned to their labs to being to fully resume work. So, that’s an impact that we’re concerned about,” said Davis, who himself knows firsthand the importance of ongoing research.

“I was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2011, and my doctor tells me now, that if I were to relapse today, my treatment today would be different than if I relapsed three years ago, because of research. So, research is very, very important. People quite often don’t fully understand the benefit of research, and how things change,” he said.

Those who do have a form of blood cancer may take extra precautions during the pandemic, as the cancer may compromise a person’s immune system.

“Blood cancer impacts people’s immune system, be it through leukemia or lymphoma, the two major types of blood cancer. They impact your immune system directly, weakening your immune system, making it more difficult from things such as colds or flus,” said Davis.

“If you have a compromised immune system, thigs such as colds or flus can be ore difficult to overcome, and the same could hold true for COVID.”

Last years event, held in Paradise Park, raised about $160,000.

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Amanda Yancey named Executive Director for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Georgia – South Carolina Region

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amanda Yancey has been named the executive director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Georgia – South Carolina Region, as of September 1, 2020. Yancey takes the position from Piper Medcalf, who was promoted to a national position within the organization.

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Yancey joined LLS in 2011 with LLS’s Team In Training campaign. Since then, she has held leadership positions in Advancement and in the fundraising campaigns Man & Woman of the Year and Students of the Year. Most recently, she was a senior director, responsible for overseeing three large campaigns in Atlanta with a combined revenue goal of over $4,000,000. During her tenure as senior director, Yancey had exceptional success growing corporate and volunteer leadership and experienced exponential revenue growth in all areas. In particular, she grew the Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year campaign from $1,100,000 to $2,400,000 and recruited and managed two national title winners, including the 2020 National LLS Man of the Year All-Star, who raised over $420,000.

In addition to LLS, Yancey worked as the development director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where she was responsible for their endurance programs and special events. Yancey graduated from Georgia College & State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to continue my career with LLS and honored that I was chosen to lead the strong team already in place in the Georgia – South Carolina Region. Together, we will move the LLS mission forward getting us closer to a world without cancer,” said Yancey.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., ET.

The GeorgiaSouth Carolina (GA-SC) Region of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in Atlanta, helps those diagnosed with blood cancers with financial and emotional support through a variety of programs. including the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program, the Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program, and the Urgent Need Program, which last year provided over $400,000 to patients region-wide. Currently, the GA-SC Region is funding $3.7 million towards research grants in multi-year agreements with Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Each year in the GA-SC Region, over 8,500 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer, and over 2,500 patients do not survive their disease.

Contact: Carey Stadler
[email protected] 404-720-7884

 

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Amanda Yancey named Executive Director for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Georgia – South Carolina Region | News

ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amanda Yancey has been named the executive director of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Georgia – South Carolina Region, as of September 1, 2020. Yancey takes the position from Piper Medcalf, who was promoted to a national position within the organization.

Yancey joined LLS in 2011 with LLS’s Team In Training campaign. Since then, she has held leadership positions in Advancement and in the fundraising campaigns Man & Woman of the Year and Students of the Year. Most recently, she was a senior director, responsible for overseeing three large campaigns in Atlanta with a combined revenue goal of over $4,000,000. During her tenure as senior director, Yancey had exceptional success growing corporate and volunteer leadership and experienced exponential revenue growth in all areas. In particular, she grew the Atlanta Man & Woman of the Year campaign from $1,100,000 to $2,400,000 and recruited and managed two national title winners, including the 2020 National LLS Man of the Year All-Star, who raised over $420,000.

In addition to LLS, Yancey worked as the development director for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, where she was responsible for their endurance programs and special events. Yancey graduated from Georgia College & State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

“I am thrilled for this opportunity to continue my career with LLS and honored that I was chosen to lead the strong team already in place in the Georgia – South Carolina Region. Together, we will move the LLS mission forward getting us closer to a world without cancer,” said Yancey.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., ET.

The GeorgiaSouth Carolina (GA-SC) Region of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in Atlanta, helps those diagnosed with blood cancers with financial and emotional support through a variety of programs. including the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection Program, the Susan Lang Pay-It-Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program, and the Urgent Need Program, which last year provided over $400,000 to patients region-wide. Currently, the GA-SC Region is funding $3.7 million towards research grants in multi-year agreements with Emory Winship Cancer Institute. Each year in the GA-SC Region, over 8,500 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer, and over 2,500 patients do not survive their disease.

Contact: Carey Stadler
[email protected] 404-720-7884

 

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