May 20

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Gayton Supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

Gayton Gators (past and present) you have done it again, you all are truly amazing!

Today we received this message from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society:

Gayton Elementary has earned the title of the top fundraising school in the entire state of Virginia!

Congratulations! We are so grateful for your life-changing support and are so proud of your school’s dedication and desire to help others. Your students should be so proud of themselves – we sure are! Gayton Elementary is changing the lives of so many people, and truly helping to advance cancer research and develop better treatment options specifically for children.

Some more great news – this year, Gayton Elementary raised their highest amount ever, an incredible $12,933.41! That brings your grand total across 11 years of support to….$56,432.08! WOW!!! We are so honored to be a part of your students’ lives and their inspiring compassion and enthusiasm, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!

We want you to know that so many cancer patients are benefitting from your efforts– you are changing what cancer looks like for them! In fact, the LLS has helped advance 49 of the 56 blood cancer treatment options approved by the FDA since 2017, and we couldn’t do that without you! Additionally, the  LLS COVID-19 Financial Aid program has already provided $3.5 million in financial assistance to patients experiencing financial hardship because of the pandemic. This amount is just from April 1 – May 10, 2020, and the program is still ongoing for as long as the need exists and the support continues. Thank you for ensuring the LLS can help those that need it most during this difficult time!

Our sincere thanks again for everything you continue to do for our community and for the cancer patients we serve and support. GO GAYTON GATORS!!!!!!


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