The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 continued its long tradition of supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at our annual Jo Pretti Memorial Golf Tournament. Pretti, a former UFCW Local 655 Union Representative, died from leukemia 25 years ago. Since 1983, Local 655 has proudly hosted an annual tournament to raise money and awareness about the new advances in leukemia and lymphoma research.
This year, we are proud to announce we raised more than $55,000 through our tournament, an all-time high and a testament to the commitment of UFCW International to eradicate these deadly illnesses. In 32 years, UFCW has donated more than $77 million to LLS to support blood cancer research, with a full 34 researches at Universities in the U.S. and Canada working thanks to our support. This year alone, UFCW has raised more than $4 million for LLS and Local 655 could not be more honored to contribute to the cause.
Below, you’ll see a video produced by LLS detailing the “Fire with Fire” treatment program, which has seen amazing life-saving advancements as a direct result of the UFCW and Local 655’s continued support.
It’s a remarkable achievement, but we intend to do more. The UFCW family is committed to our partnership with LLS, and we fully intend to raise even more money at our tournament next year!