In May, Martin Romanelli, the President of Burt’s Reliable, was named the 2022 Long Island Man of the Year by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This honor was in recognition of his campaign to raise more than $100,000 for this important foundation.
In the end and with help from so many generous Long Islanders, we smashed through that goal, raising over $109,000!
All of us at Burt’s Reliable are genuinely humbled by the incredible kindness and selflessness of our customers and neighbors. Having served families on the North Fork and East End of Long Island since 1917, we know that this region has a big heart. We’re also mindful that cancer has touched so many lives — most of us have seen its toll personally, with a family member, colleague, or friend.
Even so, we’ve been floored by how generous you all were. The money you contributed to this campaign will make a huge difference.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) works tirelessly to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. LLS also works to improve the quality of life for blood cancer patients and their families. A big part of this work involves getting patients access to the latest innovative treatments, with a particular focus on underserved communities.In the 73 years that LLS has existed, it’s funded research that has benefited treatments of cancer and auto-immune disorders. It has invested $1.5 billion to date, and that number keeps growing. The generosity that our community showed in 2022 certainly helped LLS’s mission. We should all be incredibly proud!
Although our fundraising push has reached its conclusion, the fight against blood cancer continues. Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer; every 10 minutes, someone passes.
We strongly encourage you to donate to LLS’s vital mission if you can.
Finally, as we enter summer, Burt’s Reliable is there to help with all your home cooling needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our dedicated team!