Volunteers are the bedrock of the LRF. It was volunteers who created what became the LRF in 1946. It’s volunteers who govern the organization today and it’s volunteers who help the LRF host summer events that generate the funds needed to achieve our mission.
The Donald Davidson – Alan Brin Memorial Chapter of the LRF hosts a Raffle for Research event and Ski’s to Tee's event to not only raise funds but also build camaraderie and awareness of blood cancers and what the LRF is doing to fight the diseases.
The 23rd Annual ABC 7 Gibbons 5K Run and 3K Walk is the LRF’s signature event. Dozens of volunteers work on the day of the event and long before to help the LRF host one of the premiere 5K events in Chicago.
The Joey’s Angels Chapter volunteers produced the 16th Angels in the Fairway Golf Outing. Dozens of volunteers welcomed hundreds of golfers to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for an event that included golf, lunch and dinner, live and silent auctions and other activities for the entire family.
The Goland-Orenstein-Sherman Chapter conducted a dozen Tagging Days, during which volunteers collect donations from patrons entering or exiting grocery stores.
The Jessica Shayne Magid “Chai” Chapter introduced a new event for LRF supporters. Zumbathon for the LRF: Let it Move You Toward a Cure, brought Latin rhythms and aerobic exercise to dozens of families, along with raffle prizes and an auction. Carli Kander (l), one of two certified Zumba instructors onsite for the event, lead part of the two-hour Zumba session and was the organizer of the event.
John & Tony’s Italian Steakhouse introduced the All Day Eat Out for Charity fundraiser with the Nicholas Orjuela “Little Lefty” Memorial; Chapter of the LRF. The event featured a BBQ, raffles and a percentage of the entire day’s food and drink sales donated to the LRF. Diane Batzkall (r), who lost her husband to leukemia, won a bike at the event.
The 14th Annual Kingfish Shootout represents hundreds of fisherman in the Carrabelle, Florida area and other South/Southeast U.S. locations in the fight against blood cancers. Held in memory of Lisa Crowder Jackson, this upcoming fishing tournament would not be possible without help from the Crowder and Jackson families and others who volunteer their time.
Alden Rehabilitation and Health Care Centers, which operate nearly four dozen facilities in Illinois and Wisconsin, host several summertime events throughout its network to benefit the LRF. Those events happen due to the help of volunteers at every facility giving of their time and talent to help fight blood cancers.
Volunteers will always play a role in the success of the LRF. If you would like to join the fight to cure all blood cancers, please contact the LRF by email to Arleen@LRFmail.org or call 847.424.0600.