Triangle Oktoberfest Raises $14K for NC Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Jan. 3, 2018, Cary, N.C. — Leaders of the Rotary Clubs of Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor are proud to announce that the Fourth Annual Triangle Oktoberfest at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre raised $14,000 for the event’s designated charity partner:  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society North Carolina Chapter.

The two-day Triangle Oktoberfest is the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Central North Carolina, and attracted thousands of guests who enjoyed food, drink, music, dancing, competitive games and the popular wiener dog races. After tabulating final income and expenses, the Triangle Oktoberfest Rotary Foundation, a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit, made the check presentation to LLS.  

“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society North Carolina Chapter was honored to partner with Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs in support of this wonderful community event,” said Executive Director Emily Blust. “We are thrilled with the success, and the generous proceeds are going to make a tremendous impact for patients living with blood cancers in the Triangle and beyond!”

“This was our most successful Oktoberfest to date, and in true Rotary Club fashion, it combined fun and philanthropy,” said Triangle Oktoberfest Bürgermeister Randy Bossé. “I’d like to thank both Rotary Clubs, the Oktoberfest Committee members, and all of our volunteers, vendors and participants.”

For more information on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society North Carolina Chapter, visit https://www.lls.org/north-carolina. To learn about the Apex Sunrise and Cary MacGregor Rotary Clubs respectively, visit https://www.apexsunriserotaryclub.org/ and http://carymacgregorrotary.org/.

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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, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

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