Compass Self Storage has just announced the completion of its annual fundraising campaign, raising over $50,000 in support of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) efforts to fight and treat blood cancers.
According to the LLS, more than 1 million Americans are currently battling blood cancers. Every three minutes, someone of any age, gender or race receives a new diagnosis. Every nine minutes, someone doesn’t win the fight. Fundraising is a critical to helping researchers advance toward a cure, so that these statistics can change.
Compass’ latest fundraising campaign was possible due to a team effort that included employees at the company’s 70 Compass Self Storage centers nationwide, as well as at its corporate offices and among its partners.
“Employee involvement in our fundraising efforts has always been a part of the fabric of our company culture,” Todd Amsdell, president of Compass Self Storage, said in a press release.
Money raised will fund research, advocacy, and patient support. Compass, part of the Amsdell family of companies, has been involved in fundraising efforts for the past two decades.
Compass hosts several fundraising activities throughout the year, collecting donations from customers and partners. This year’s sum was the largest amount yet raised in one campaign, and in total, the company has donated over $250,000 to support the society’s work.
For these efforts, the company was recognized as the top fundraiser at this year’s LLS Leukemia Cup Regatta, a series of sailing events that combine fun with raising money to fight cancer. Since its first edition, Cup Regatta has raised millions of dollars for research and patient support.
In the fiscal year ending in June 2015, LLS’s fundraising events raised $162,196,401, Charity Navigator reports. Over that same time frame, the charity’s patient & community services’ expenses totaled $86,747,069, its research programs $69,238,255, and public health education initiatives totaled $33,246,948.