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Amsdell Cos./Compass Self Storage Raises $100K for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Update 8/29/19 – Compass Self Storage raised $101,618 during its annual fundraising campaign to benefit LLS. The money will go toward “Cures and Care for Children with Cancer,” which seeks to find curative therapies designed to reduce the long-term complications caused by current therapeutic techniques, according to a press release. Compass was recognized as the top LLS fundraiser from the Midwest during the organization’s 2019 Leukemia Cup Regatta, an annual sailing event and fundraiser.

“I can't thank our teams enough for the time, energy and effort put forth this year to raise over $100,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” Amsdell said. “Our customers, partners and friends all made this amazing donation possible, and the best part is that it will directly fund an important initiative to help eradicate this terrible disease.”

“It is because of the dedication and support from companies such as Compass Self Storage/Amsdell Companies that the LLS is changing the landscape of cancer, with more than 300 active research projects that will save lives—not someday, but today,” added Lindsay Silverstein, executive director of the LLS Northeast Ohio Chapter.

Compass/Amsdell Cos. has participated in LLS fundraising activities for its local chapter for more than 25 years. To date, it’s raised more than $500,000 for LLS causes, the release stated.

The LLS children's initiative is a concerted effort to increase its investment in pediatric research and patient access. Since June 2018, the organization has more than doubled its pediatric-research investment and committed to funding more than $20 million during the next five years, according to the release. In 2019, it’s helped advance 43 of the 49 blood-cancer treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Compass’ Cleveland corporate office and 90 self-storage locations are active in fundraising throughout the year, the release stated.


8/11/16 – Compass Self Storage, a member of the Amsdell family of companies, has raised more than $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fight and treat blood cancers. The company was recognized as the top fundraiser at this year's LLS Leukemia Cup Regatta, a series of sailing events held at yacht clubs across North America.

The Compass campaign represented a team effort that included staff from its corporate office and self-storage facilities as well business partners. "Employee involvement in our fundraising efforts has always been a part of the fabric of our company culture," said Todd Amsdell, president.

The company hosted several benefits throughout the year, and also collected donations from customers and partners. Amsdell has been involved in fundraising efforts for the LLS Northern Ohio Chapter for two decades, raising more than $250,000 to date. This year's donations were its largest. Compass will continue its efforts next year, with the goal of beating the 2016 total, according to a company press release.

Donations to LLS fund advocacy, patient support and research. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma as well as improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Headquartered in Cleveland, the Amsdell Cos. draws its roots from the family-owned construction company founded in 1928. Since its inception, the company has been active in several billions of dollars of real estate ventures, with a primary focus on self-storage. It has owned and operated more than 500 storage centers under various trade names in more than 27 states. It currently owns and operates properties in Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas.

Sources:
PR Newswire, Compass Self Storage/Amsdell Companies Raises Over $100,000 in Donations to Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
PR Newswire, Compass Self Storage Raises Over $50,000 To Help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fight Blood Cancers

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