The world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently awarded its longstanding partner, The United Food and Commercial Workers with the National Corporate Leadership Award at LLS’s Volunteer Leadership Conference awards dinner held in Washington, D.C., on May 2, 2017. The UFCW is one of North America’s largest labor organizations with more than 1.3 million members, and has been a powerful voice for LLA since the partnership began in 1982. The organization has raised more the $82 million for LLS’s goal to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. In 2016 alone, the UFCW generated $1.9 million in the United States and more than $2.4 million in Canada, through a variety of fundraising efforts ranging from golf outings to dinners. When Marc Perrone, UFCW’s international president, learned that the UFCW was the recipient of LLS’s National Corporate Leadership Award, he said, “The UFCW Union family prides itself on giving back to the communities we call home and doing our part to bring hard working families a better life. We are honored to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society lead the way to a world without blood cancers. Our partnership is proof that the best way to make a difference is to stand together.”
The Local would like to recognize Greg Hampton (Safeway Kenai #1808) for his many years of service with the UFCW as a Member, Shop Steward, and Executive Board Member. Greg has been a member for over 37 years and is retiring in June. We want to thank him for his support and dedication to the UFCW over the many years, and wish him the best of everything in his retirement. You will be missed.