Costa Mesa, California (PRWEB) February 23, 2012
Thanks to the involvement and support of families around the country, PlanningFamily.com has donated $20,000 to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), after holding a charitable campaign on Facebook tied to educating people on the important work performed by LLS. For every new fan who "liked" PlanningFamily.com, the company committed to donate $1 to help fight cancer.
Leukemia takes more lives of children in the Unites States than any other cancer. The money raised through the “Like” campaign, has gone to directly help fund a portfolio of over 11 pediatric cancer research grants, with 100% of the donations benefiting LLS research.
“Thanks to the involvement and support of our online community, we received 11,214 new 'Likes.' They are responsible for our donation of over $11,000, which benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS),” said Noah Anderson, CEO. “Because we were so inspired by the tremendous community response we received, we donated an additional $9,000 on behalf of our members for a total of $20,000 to this important organization."
In addition to the donation, PlanningFamily is committed to raising awareness and engaging families nationwide to build a better world, a better country and better communities. Their guiding focus is to create everyday philanthropists and educate them that giving money is not the only way to show love, benevolence and good will.
"LLS is extremely grateful to PlanningFamily.com and their strong online community for their support and overall commitment to growing good,” said Piper Medcalf, Executive Director. “Without the continuous support of companies like PlanningFamily, who are willing to share their time and resources to grow good, we would not be able to continue our research to develop cures for childhood cancer.”
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada.
Planning Family (PF) is a family driven website – in every sense – featuring a growing community of over two million members who share their everyday parenting experiences. PF is an online home and established resource for experts and parents who have advice and information to share, as well as those who are seeking guidance and support as they move through their family’s journey, from preconception, to preschool, and beyond. PF invites everyone to get comfortable and share stories, thoughts, advice, and opinions with other families. The editors at PF, as well as the entire PF community, are dedicated to providing daily content for families seeking advice, information, and support, and to giving back to the communities supporting us. To learn more, visit http://www.planningfamily.com.