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UFCW Launches Labor Against Cancer Initiative

A Message from UFCW President Marc Perrone

We understand how hard you work, not just on the job, but also in making your communities a better place to live.  Part of the incredible difference our union family makes in our communities include our amazing national fundraising efforts to find a cure for blood cancers.  We are so proud of the longtime partnership between the UFCW and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), and of all the hard work and time members like you have put into the fight against blood cancers.

It is in the spirit that we are truly stronger when we stand and unite together that we are excited to announce the launch of a new Labor Against Cancer initiative.  This new initiative expands our partnership with LLS into a real movement to end blood cancers.  As many of you know, the UFCW has partnered with LLS for more than 30 years, and we have raised over $83 million over these many years to help ensure that no one battling cancer struggles alone.  Many of you have participated in this fight, and you should be proud of the fact that our collective efforts have helped so many families, including families of some of our own members, stand strong and fight this terrible disease.

We have heard from our members in the past that they would like to know what they can do to help more, and we are excited about the many opportunities that will not only acknowledge your support but will encourage us all to get involved and do more. As part of this new initiative, we will even be providing incentives for our members to get involved and raise money for this important cause.  Specifically, if you donate to LLS in our first-ever member drive, you will be included in a drawing to win a new Fitbit or an Apple Watch.  Visit  to find out more, and to donate today.