Toyota Dealer Raises Money for Leukemia

FORT WORTH, Texas— Toyota Material Handling USA dealer Shoppa's Material Handling has partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to host the 2008 Shoppa’s Golf Tournament on June 6 at the Texas Star Golf Course in Euless, Texas.

The tournament helped raise funds for disease research and honored Mike Schott, a six-year Shoppa's employee who was diagnosed with leukemia in March.

This year, Shoppa’s helped raise approximately $5,000 for leukemia research leukemia by matching all customer golf sponsorships, selling mulligans and holding golf contests.

Shoppa's also holds quarterly company blood drives with Carter Blood Care. The first drive was held on Mar. 26, and the next will take place on June 18.

"When I found out what Shoppa's was doing for my cause, I was nearly brought to tears," says Schott. "People really need to be aware of what leukemia is and the signs to watch out for; when I was diagnosed with leukemia, I had no idea anything like this was going on inside my body."

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