Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys is proud to announce that one of our partners, Alex Salzillo, has been nominated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man and Woman of the Year campaign for 2020. Alex’s goal is not only to raise a significant amount of money but also to raise awareness of LLS and the critical need for blood cancer research and support.
Every year, the LLS’s Man and Woman of the Year initiative seeks to raise awareness and funds for blood cancer research by encouraging philanthropic competition amongst nominees. Over a 10-week period, candidates from across the nation build teams of fundraisers and compete for the title of LLS Man or Woman of the Year, which is given to the candidate who, along with his or her team, raises the most money.
The campaign also honors local children who are themselves blood cancer survivors. In fact, while LLS focuses on fundraising and research on behalf of allblood cancer victims and survivors, it places a particular emphasis on pediatric blood cancer research. Through its Children’s Initiative, a multi-year $100 million campaign, LLS seeks to help children with cancer not only survive—but thrive. The organization has committed to more than doubling its focus on pediatric cancer research with the goal of finding safer and better pediatric cancer treatments and improving the survival rate across the board.
The mission of LLS is one that is near and dear to our hearts here at Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys. Our founding attorney, Jamie Casino, is himself a cancer survivor, having beaten Hodgkin’s lymphoma. We are proud to take part in and support organizations like LLS, which has, to date, raised nearly $1.3 billion for cancer research, contributed more than $431 million in co-pay financial assistance, and helped advanced 46 blood cancer therapies just since 2017. LLS’s nationwide chapters organize numerous events, including the Man and Woman of the Year Campaign, across the U.S. every year. If you are interested in getting involved, we encourage you to learn more about how you can help.
At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we are proud to give back to our local community and provide our support to those in need. This is something we truly believe in, and we are proud to support Attorney Alex Salzillo as he raises funds for cancer research as part of the 2020 LLS Man and Woman of the Year Campaign.