MAN OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE AND BURGERFI
JOIN FORCES TO FIGHT BLOOD CANCERS
RALEIGH, NC (March 26, 2013) – 2013 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year Candidate Mark McNeilly and BurgerFi’s Cary and Raleigh locations are teaming up to raise funds to fight leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
For every customer that comes to either the Cary or Raleigh BurgerFi locations on Tuesday, April 9th between 5pm-7pm and mentions they are supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), BurgerFi will donate 15% of their bill to LLS. Also, any customer who comes in between now and April 9th can donate to LLS by buying a paper icon “blood drop” and putting their name on it. All funds raised support McNeilly’s campaign and go towards providing funds for research to fight blood cancers and supporting patients who are battling these diseases.
Mark McNeilly is raising funds as a candidate for the 2013 Triangle Man of the Year campaign. Candidates for the titles are judged solely on the basis of their success in generating funds to benefit LLS, which invests in research for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and provides information and services to patients and their families. Every dollar raised counts as one vote. The male and female candidates with the most votes locally will be crowned “2013 Triangle Man & Woman of the Year,” at a Grand Finale celebration at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on May 4. These top local fundraisers will also be in the running for the national title of Man & Woman of the Year, an honor surrounded with a great deal of fanfare, including a full-page ad in USA Today. You can cast a vote for your favorite candidate at www.mwoy.org/tri.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s North Carolina Chapter serves patients battling leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma in all 100 North Carolina counties, and raises money for blood cancer research and services to enhance the quality of life for local patients such as family support groups, educational programs and financial assistance. For more information about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit www.lls.org.