In honor of Corona’s 20th anniversary, we are celebrating the outstanding people and organizations making a positive contribution to our community.
Each month, Corona is making a $500 donation in honor of a member of our team. For March, Andrew Streight selected the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). We chatted with Andrew to learn more about this organization and his relationship with them.
Why did you choose the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ?
As mentioned in our interview with Andrew, Andrew’s family growing up had an intimate connection with blood cancers. As an attorney, Andrew’s mom (Sara) played a critical role setting up Teen With a Dream, an organization focused on alleviating the stresses and pains of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for children going through that process. In recent years, he has attended an annual March Madness event hosted by the Young Professionals Group of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of LLS, which his wife (Rhiannon) has served on for the last 5 years.
Andrew sees LLS as a powerful example of the impact young professionals can have on their communities through collaboration and dedication and feels especially inspired by the work LLS does to support research on cures for blood cancers. As someone whose daily job revolves around actionable research and relevant strategies to solve real-world problems, Andrew is proud to contribute to an organization committed to lifesaving blood cancer research.
What is special about LLS?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the largest nonprofit working on cures for blood cancers. In addition to funding scientific research, they also fight for policies that ensure access to care for those with blood cancers, and provide free information and educational resources for those with blood cancers, to help them navigate their treatment and care.