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Coinstar machines to collect donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is partnering with Coinstar Inc., to raise funds for the Society in a nationwide promotion during the month of February.

As part of the month-long promotion, any person who makes a $1 or more donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at any Coinstar machine has the opportunity to enter a giveaway to win a four day, three night trip to Walt Disney World in Florida.
The prize package includes park passes, hotel stay and airfare courtesy of Priceline.com.

Coinstar owns and operates the only nationwide network of supermarket-based machines that offer coin counting and other electronic services. More than 9,500 Coinstar machines are located in grocery retailers throughout the nation.

“Coinstar realizes the enormous value of small change,” said Dave Cole, Coinstar’s Chief Executive Officer.

“We know that by working together, we can collect enough money to assist The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in its efforts to find a cure for blood-related cancers.” Coinstar also works with Society to process change collected during he Society’s annual Pasta for Pennies and Pennies for Patients fundraising drives, where students at schools throughout the country collect pennies and other coins for the Society.

Locally, Coinstar machines are located at the following Albertson’s, H.E.B and Kroger.

“Our partnership with Coinstar will help us in our fight against blood related cancers,” said Joan Jarrett, Texas Gulf Coast executive director. “We know the funds raised will make an enormous difference in the lives of people who have leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.”

For additional information, contact the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter & The Leukemia & Lyruphoma Society at 713-680-8088.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, based in White Plains, NY, is the fastest-growing voluntary health organization with a nationwide presence. The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has provided more than $240 million for research specifically targeting blood-related cancers. For additional information, contact the Society at 800-955-4572 or visit; www.leukemia-lymphoma.org