Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Annual Gala
Wilkes & McHugh is a proud sponsor the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society annual fundraising event, which helps support local blood cancer patients and their families, as well as provides funding for research. In 2016 alone, LLS provided more than $4 million for co-pay assistance for thousands of blood cancer patients in Florida and more than $6 million to local institutions, such as the University of Florida, for research.
According to the LLS, every three minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and leukemia is the No. 1 cancer taking the lives of children. Nearly 40 percent of new cancer therapies approved by the FDA between 2000 and 2015 were first approved for blood cancer patients. To learn more about the LLS and how you can help, visit http://www.lls.org/.