(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that their customers helped raise $90,234 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night Walk. During the entire month of May, the company’s 63 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.
Enmarket also held Full-Service Fridays in Springfield, GA; Tifton, GA; Bluffton, SC; and Arden, NC. A Full-Service Friday allowed customers to pull into the enmarket store, where members of the enmarket management team pumped gas, wiped windows and handed out coupons in hopes of collecting donations for LLS’ 2015 Light the Night event.
“I’m overwhelmed and humbled by the extraordinary generosity of our customers,” said 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 enmarket stations that raised the most money were the stores on Hwy 21 South in Springfield, GA, Northside Drive West in Statesboro, GA and Midtown Drive in Beaufort, SC.
Savannah’s Light The Night Walk will take place on Friday, October 16 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. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga or call 912-436-3280.
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., which recently rebranded as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 63 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Most stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, and all stores offer high quality and competitively priced gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket’s gasoline is filtered through a trademarked Double Filtered System, resulting in gasoline and diesel that is clean and 100-percent water-free. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using an enmarket Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarkenjoy.com.
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