Connect for a Cure - raising money for blood cancer research
Senior Vice President, U.S. Public Sector
Social Media, Thought Leadership, Public Sector
Each year, Leukemia and Lymphoma claim the lives of more than 58,000 people. It’s a scary statistic. But stop and think about it this way: Leukemia and Lymphoma are just another problem. And with partnership, commitment, and your help, it’s a problem we’ll continue to attack. It’s a problem we’re going to solve.
Cisco’s Federal Defense leader Carl de Groote is on a mission to find a cure. Each year, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosts a philanthropic competition – LLS Man and Woman of the Year, challenging candidates to raise funds for blood cancer research. The man and woman who raise the most money will earn the title of LLS Man or Woman of the Year, and Carl is in the running.
To date, Carl and team have raised more than $640K against his $750K goal – a record-breaking campaign. Can we do even more to help fund research for blood cancer? Donate by Friday, June 1 to help make a difference.
As part of the 10-week campaign, the team highlighted other Cisco leaders who have had personal experiences with cancer.
Watch U.S. Public Sector Distinguished Fellow Alan Balutis and Vice President of Cisco's Federal organization Nick Michaelides as they share those stories.
I’m inspired on a daily basis because of the philanthropic work our team does and the selflessness that is demonstrated across the company. At our core, we are fueled by giving back, whether it’s time or money. Today, I am proud to say that I helped the world get a little closer to a cure.