February 17, 2012 7:58 AM
The Checkers and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training have teamed up for a fundraiser for the game against Oklahoma City on Friday, Feb. 24. The third annual fundraiser has already raised more than $2,500 with a goal of $3,500.
The L&L ambassador of the night will be Jackson, a vibrant, athletic eight year old whose life changed at the age of two when he was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, commonly known as A.L.L. In the summer of 2011, Jackson reached the five-year mark of his body being cancer-free, which officially puts Jackson’s status as cured!
Checkers fans can take part in changing the life of someone like Jackson by purchasing a discounted fundraising ticket here and using the promo code TNT.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.