granger's changers supports leukemia & lymphoma society

Late in 2010, Ferriter Scobbo shareholder, Robert Granger was diagnosed with lymphoma. He spent the better half of 2011 battling the disease and, happily, has come through the fight healthy.  The news rocked our small office as the holidays approached that year, and everyone wanted to do something to show their support.   The “Granger’s Changers” jar quickly became a staple on the receptionist’s desk. After every morning coffee, trip to Cosi or that late afternoon snack stop, employees dumped their spare change into the jar. In 2010, the office unanimously voted to for-go the annual Christmas party and put the money that would have been spent into “Grangers Changers.” And every Friday morning, several employees pull on their favorite denim and threw their $5 into the jar.  By the beginning of Summer 2011, we were able to send $5,000.00 to the Massachusetts chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS).

The following year we launched a new event series: EpiCURE. EpiCURE brings professionals to our conference room to break bread in an intimate atmosphere where attendees can mingle with people of professional or personal importance.  Each attendee is asked to bring a donation for “Granger’s Changers.”  By the end of Granger’s Changer’s first year, we were able to donate over $13,000.00 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Now, three years later, we’ve just completed our fourth Light the Night Walk (check out the pictures below!), bringing the donations from Ferriter Scobbo employees, clients, friends and family to nearly $45,000.000.  This year, we teamed up with our friend at Constantino Richards & Rizzo, a CPA firm in Wakefield. It was great to have such a large team that worked so hard to have a successful walk. LLS tells us that this year’s Wakefield walk was the most successful one yet. We thank everyone for their continued support of a world without blood cancer.

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Their key priorities will ensure that: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.