Hello, my name is Aidan, and I am a member of the C-Free family. Today, I wanted to talk about how we decided upon Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as our first spotlight charity.
When we first started this company we began with the goal of giving back. We chose to donate a portion of our profits to charity as a way to reach our goal and help improve the world. Cancer-related non-profits are our focus because we understand first-hand the impact that cancer has on families. Our father was diagnosed twice with blood cancer and as a result my brother, Quintin, and I have grown up in a family that has always been involved involved in supporting cancer related charities. This spring, I participated in Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS)'s Student of the Year Candidate campaign. As a student candidate my small group and I raised $35,000 for charity. However my brother and I agreed that it wasn't enough. As a result, my brother thought up the idea of this store and got to work. This experience had a large influence on our selection of LLS as our very first spotlight charity, however the main reason we chose LLS is that we know they care and they can make a difference.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's goal is to find a cure to blood cancer. Our family has attended events and helped with fundraising for LLS for around 2 decades. This past year as a result of my involvement in their student campaign I have been in close contact with them and all the impacts they have had on helping those affected by cancer. Did you know that 18 new therapies were approved by the FDA for use on blood cancer last year? Many of these were financially supported by LLS. Not only that, but LLS also helps with in-patient care and raising awareness for cancer as a factor for lawmakers. I hope that over the remaining month that LLS is our spotlight charity we can help them to continue to have a profound effect on the lives of those affected by cancer.