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Hotel Council of San Francisco launches Million Dollar mission

Hotel Council, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


SAN FRANCISCO, CA – In the true spirit of hospitality, The Hotel Council of San Francisco is partnering with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to raise fund funds for vital research. Working collectively, the campaign, which is poised to become one of the City’s most impressive (single industry supported) fund-raising initiatives will help provide financial, education and social services for individuals and their families affected by blood cancer. This 30-day city-wide crusade, which officially launches July 1, 2012, will bring together thousands of San Francisco hoteliers in a “Million Dollar Mission.”

Tom Klein, Fairmont General Manager and Regional Vice-President and San Francisco Hotel Council Board Member, is leading the aggressive drive. “As the 2010 Man of the Year for LLS, I have humbly taken on the role of Chair for this campaign knowing that if we combine forces as the second largest employer and industry in San Francisco, ‘we’ can make a difference. I am personally seeking out support from community partners, vendors and guests of our fine city. I have every confidence that through our combined resources we will achieve this goal of raising one million dollars during the month of July,” shares Klein.

Guest outreach, employee drives, and an impressive online auction are but a few of the activities planned.

Additional information on the campaign may be found online at Campaign supporters may donate online at

This 2012 focused campaign is an additional layer to the Hotel Council’s long-term support of several philanthropic programs and organizations. The Hotel Council organizes philanthropic events that support scholarships for hospitality management students attending Bay Area colleges and universities. The Council also supports the work of the San Francisco Hotel/Non-Profit collaborative which transfers excess goods, supplies, food and equipment from hotels to community based non-profit organizations.

The Hotel Council of San Francisco was established in 1987 as a non-profit organization to represent all segments of the lodging industry. Our city is home to a booming tourism sector, of which the hospitality industry is a proud and vital part. We are the voice of San Francisco’s hotels. The membership roster includes San Francisco’s leading hotels of all sizes, in addition to more than 40 Allied Members, who are the major suppliers to these properties. Find out more on our website, or calling (415) 391-5197.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.