Leukemia Research Foundation Earns Charity Navigator “4-Star Charity” Rating for the Third Time

(Northfield, Ill. – February 14, 2019) - The Leukemia Research Foundation proudly announces that for the third time in five years it has earned the coveted “4-Star Charity” rating from Charity Navigator, the highest possible rating from America’s largest national independent charity evaluator. Click here to view the full report on the Charity Navigator website. The Leukemia Research Foundation also achieved the top rating in 2017 and 2015.

Based on metrics focused on accountability, transparency, governance and ethical practice, the 4-Star rating is only awarded to the most fiscally-responsible organizations. The Leukemia Research Foundation has achieved a 4-Star rating for 11 consecutive years in the accountability and transparency portion of the evaluation process. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that the Leukemia Research Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in the blood cancer space.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets the Leukemia Research Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness,” according to Michael Thatcher, President and CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction! Based on its 4-Star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially-responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Leukemia Research Foundation.”

“It’s important for our donors to trust that the support they provide is being wisely utilized to accomplish our mission of funding worldwide medical research in support of a cure for all blood cancers while providing patient support and need-based financial assistance,” said Leukemia Research Foundation Executive Director Kevin Radelet. “Our 4-Star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

Learn more about and donate to the Leukemia Research Foundation at www.allbloodcancers.org.

About Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America's charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

About The Leukemia Research Foundation
The Leukemia Research Foundation, headquartered in Northfield, Ill., is committed to funding research and providing support to people affected by blood cancers. The Leukemia Research Foundation is dedicated to conquering all blood cancers by funding research into their causes and cures, and enriching the quality of life of those touched by these diseases. For 73 years, thousands of volunteers and 22 current volunteer chapters have helped the Foundation raise more than $77 million to help fund research specifically targeting aspiring, eager, and innovative scientists and physicians around the world.

Leukemia Research Foundation information is available at www.allbloodcancers.org, or by calling 847.424.0600.

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