NEWS & EVENTS

Recent news, events, and press releases

PROUD DONATION TO THE WEST TEXAS 3D COVID-19

RELIEF CONSORTIUM TO PROTECT HEALTHCARE WORKERS

May 8, 2020 | Lubbock, TX

In an effort to proudly support our local West Texas medical communities working on the front lines of the coronavirus fight, the Eyad Karkoutly Lymphoma Leukemia Foundation has donated $2,000 to the West Texas 3D COVID-19 Relief Consortium, an amount consortium leader, Simon Williams, says would cover the costs of 200 face shields, 20 intubation chambers, or three emergency ventilators. 

The West Texas 3D COVID-19 Relief Consortium is a collaborative group in West Texas using innovative methods to produce personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and ventilator components for hospitals and health care systems throughout the local area.

“The consortium is dedicated to protecting health care workers throughout West Texas as
they deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Williams, a Professor of
Medical Education and Cell Biology Biochemistry and Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs in the School of Medicine at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
(TTUHSC). “Donations to our consortium can help slow the spread of the pandemic and
ensure that our health care workers remain healthy and continue to look after all of us.”

We are thankful for our West Texas hospital and health care workers, and are very proud to support the consortium efforts to keep our medical workers safe, and slow the spread of the pandemic.  

 

FLY FOR A CURE: FOURTH ANNUAL KITE FLYING EVENT

HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

March 15, 2020 | Lubbock, TX

Due to current medical and public concerns regarding the Coronavirus outbreak, the Eyad Karkoutly Lymphoma Leukemia Research Foundation has decided to postpone our fourth annual Fly for a Cure kite-flying fundraising event, previously scheduled for March 29th, 2020, until further notice.

 

We are committed to the safety and well-being our community supporters and volunteers, and have appreciated the generosity of our event donors and sponsors, including Prosperity Bank, Happy Bank, Wells Fargo Lubbock, Reverse Mind and Body Wellness, Market Street, Best Buy Lubbock, and the CLL Global Foundation. We will continue to recognize the contributions of our donors and sponsors at our rescheduled event.

 

Please be advised that advanced ticket purchases will be refunded, and advanced raffle ticket purchases will be honored at our rescheduled event.

 

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to giving flight to blood cancer research, together at a later date his year.

For more information, questions, or concerns, please contact us at eyadkarkoutlyfoundation@gmail.com.

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FLY FOR A CURE: FOURTH ANNUAL KITE FLYING EVENT

January 25, 2020 | Lubbock, TX

Join us on Sunday, March 29th, for our Fourth Annual kite flying fundraising event, FLY FOR A CURE, and help blood cancer research take flight!

 

This is a family-friendly event, hosted at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas, will have kite flying activities, local food trucks, live DJ music, and more! Everyone is encouraged to bring their own kite or purchase one at the event.

 

$10 Entry Admission can be purchased online at www.flyforacure-lubbock.com, or at the door on the day of the event. Children under 12 are free to attend. Advanced ticket admission is strongly encouraged, and donations and freewill contributions are welcome and greatly appreciated.

At our third annual fundraising event last year, we hosted 200 participants, and raised over $25,000.000 for blood cancer research, through the generous contributions from our FLY FOR A CURE guests, sponsors, and volunteers.

 

Please help us meet this goal once again!

 

Sunday, March 29th, 2020 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
E&J Smokehouse at Spirit Ranch, 701 Regis Street, Lubbock, Texas 79403

 

For inquiries or more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Karkoutly, President, at eyadkarkoutlyfoundation@gmail.com.

THANK YOU, WEST TEXAS!

FLY FOR A CURE: THIRD ANNUAL KITE FLYING EVENT

May 1, 2019 | Lubbock, TX

On Sunday, April 28th, we hosted our Third Annual kite flying fundraising event, FLY FOR A CURE, at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas. This year's event hosted over 150 participants, and once again included kite flying games and activities, local food trucks, live DJ music, a silent auction and raffle, a recreational inflatable, and a dove release in honor of Eyad Karkoutly and all individuals we have lost or continue their fight against CLL.

 

Dr. Michael Keating, Board Member of the CLL Global Research Foundation, spoke briefly about the advances in CLL treatment options, and the new global initiatives that have been created as a result of our combined efforts in fundraising.

 

We would like to thank all our guests from the Lubbock community, volunteers, and sponsors for participating and supporting our efforts. This year's sponsors included WELLS FARGO, PROSPERITY BANK, CLL GLOBAL, BEST BUY, PEOPLES BANK, and the ALDERSON AUTO GROUP.

Through the generous contributions of our FLY FOR A CURE guests, sponsors, and volunteers, the event raised over $25,000.00 for the development of new treatment therapies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Thank you for once again, West Texas, for giving flight to blood cancer research by joining us in flying a kite!

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FLY FOR A CURE: THIRD ANNUAL KITE FLYING EVENT

March 1, 2019 | Lubbock, TX

Join us on Sunday, April 28th, for our Third Annual kite flying fundraising event, FLY FOR A CURE, and help blood cancer research take flight!

 

This is a family-friendly event, hosted at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas, will have kite flying activities, local food trucks, live DJ music, and a chance to see PAUL MCCARTNEY perform LIVE in Dallas, TX! Everyone is encouraged to bring their own kite or purchase one at the event.

 

$10 Entry Admission can be purchased online at www.flyforacure-lubbock.com, or at the door on the day of the event. Children under 10 are free to attend. Advanced ticket admission is strongly encouraged, and donations and freewill contributions are welcome and greatly appreciated.

At our inaugural fundraising event last year, we hosted 200 participants, and raised over $12,000.000 for blood cancer research, through the generous contributions of our FLY FOR A CURE guests, sponsors, and volunteers.

 

Please help us meet this goal once again!

 

Sunday, April 28th, 2019 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Spirit Ranch, 701 Regis Street, Lubbock, Texas 79403

 

For inquiries or more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Karkoutly, President, at eyadkarkoutlyfoundation@gmail.com.

THANK YOU, WEST TEXAS!

FLY FOR A CURE: SECOND ANNUAL KITE FLYING EVENT

April 24, 2018 | Lubbock, TX

On Sunday, April 8th, we hosted our Second Annual kite flying fundraising event, FLY FOR A CURE, at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas. This year's event hosted over 150 participants, and once again included kite flying games and activities, local food trucks, live DJ music, a silent auction and raffle, a recreational vertical climb provided by BodyWorks Family Sports Centers, and a dove release in honor of Eyad Karkoutly and all individuals battling CLL.

 

EKLLRF Advisory Board Member, Dr. Michael Keating, CEO of the CLL Global Research Foundation, spoke briefly about the advances in CLL treatment options, and the new global initiatives that have been created as a result of our combined efforts in fundraising.

 

We would like to thank all our guests from the Lubbock community, volunteers, and sponsors for participating and supporting our efforts. This year's sponsors included WELLS FARGO, PROSPERITY BANK, CLL GLOBAL and BODY WORKS Family Sports Centers of Lubbock, and our volunteers services were provided by Texas Tech University, which included members of the TTU Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority.

Through the generous contributions of our FLY FOR A CURE guests, sponsors, and volunteers, the event raised over $10,000.00 for the development of new treatment therapies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Thank you again for giving flight to blood cancer research by joining us in flying a kite!

THANK YOU, WEST TEXAS!

FLY FOR A CURE: FIRST ANNUAL KITE FLYING EVENT

April 30, 2017 | Lubbock, TX

On Sunday, April 9th, we hosted our First Annual kite flying fundraising event, FLY FOR A CURE, at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas. The event hosted over 200 participants, and included kite flying games and activities, local food trucks, live DJ music, a recreational vertical climb provided by BodyWorks Family Sports Centers, and a dove release in honor of Eyad Karkoutly and all individuals battling CLL.

 

EKLLRF Advisory Board Member, Dr. Michael Keating, CEO of the CLL Global Research Foundation, spoke briefly about the advances in CLL treatment options, and the new global initiatives that have been created as a result of our combined efforts in fundraising.

 

Through the generous contributions of our FLY FOR A CURE guests, sponsors, and volunteers, the event raised over $12,000.00 for the development of new treatment therapies for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

 

Sponsors included WELLS FARGO, PROSPERITY BANK, CLL GLOBAL and BODY WORKS Family Sports Centers of Lubbock, and volunteers services were provided by Texas Tech University. We would like to thank all our guests from the Lubbock community, volunteers, and sponsors for participating in our introductory community event.

NEWS Coverage:

KCBD-NBC Lubbock, Ch. 11

http://www.kcbd.com/story/35107299/wind-on-the-south-plains-helps-to-propel-fundraising-for-cll

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FLY FOR A CURE: SECOND ANNUAL KITE FLYING EVENT

March 26, 2018 | Lubbock, TX

Join us once again on Sunday, April 8th, for our Second Annual kite flying fundraising event, FLY FOR A CURE, and help blood cancer research take flight!

 

This family-friendly event, hosted at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas, will have kite flying activities, local food trucks, live DJ music, and a chance to win tickets to see the Broadway hit show, HAMILTON, in New York City! Everyone is encouraged to bring their own kite or purchase one at the event.

 

$10 Entry Admission can be purchased online at www.flyforacure-lubbock.com, or at the door on the day of the event. Children under 10 are free to attend. Advanced ticket admission is strongly encouraged, and donations and freewill contributions are welcome and greatly appreciated.

At our inaugural fundraising event last year, we hosted 200 participants, and raised over $12,000.000 for blood cancer research, through the generous contributions of our FLY FOR A CURE guests, sponsors, and volunteers.

 

Please help us meet this goal once again!

Sunday, April 8th, 2018 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Spirit Ranch, 701 Regis Street, Lubbock, Texas 79403

 

Check out our event promotional video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuhjdEF1ouw

For inquiries or more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Karkoutly, President, at eyadkarkoutlyfoundation@gmail.com.

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FLY FOR A CURE: COMMUNITY KITE FLYING EVENT

March 25, 2017 | Lubbock, TX

Join us on Sunday, April 9th, for our First Annual kite flying fundraising event, FLY FOR A CURE, and help blood cancer research take flight!

 

This is a family-friendly event, hosted at the Spirit Ranch in Lubbock, Texas, will have kite flying activities, local food trucks, live DJ music, and more! Everyone is encouraged to bring their own kite or purchase one at the event.

 

$10 Entry Admission can be purchased online at www.flyforacure-lubbock.com, or at the door on the day of the event. Children under 10 are free to attend. Advanced ticket admission is strongly encouraged, and donations and freewill contributions are welcome and greatly appreciated.

 

Sunday, April 9th, 2017 | 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Spirit Ranch, 701 Regis Street, Lubbock, Texas 79403

 

For inquiries or more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Susan Karkoutly, President, at eyadkarkoutlyfoundation@gmail.com.

SUSAN KARKOUTLY, ART FOR SALE

ARTWORK PROCEEDS SUPPORT CLL RESEARCH

October 1, 2016 | Lubbock, TX

Artwork by foundation President, Susan Karkoutly, are now available for purchase on her artist’s portfolio website. All proceeds from the artwork will go directly to supporting the foundation’s pursuits of blood cancer research.

 

Click here to view available paintings, and learn more about her work as an artist.

THANK YOU, WEST TEXAS!

INTRODUCTORY FUNDRASING EVENT

April 24, 2016 | Lubbock, TX

On Saturday, April 9th, we hosted our introductory fundraising event in Lubbock, Texas, benefitting research for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The event included a lecture by Guest Speaker, Dr. Michael Keating, CEO of the CLL Global Research Foundation, regarding the CLL Global’s initiatives towards advancing treatment options, and introduced the combined efforts of both our foundations to eradicate CLL.

 

We would like to thank our guest speaker, and most importantly, our family and friends for their generous support of our introductory event. Through the generous contributions of our guests, the event raised over $20,000.00 for the development of new treatment therapies for CLL.

 

We would also like to thank renowned guitarist, David Brandon, for providing live music entertainment, and Top Tier of Texas Tech University, for providing catering for the event.

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CLL RESEARCH DISCUSSION AND FUNDRAISER

March 14, 2016 | Lubbock, TX

We invite you to join us for our introductory event on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at 6:30pm in Lubbock, Texas, as we welcome Guest Speaker, Dr. Michael Keating, CEO of the CLL Global Research Foundation, for an evening of lecture, food and entertainment.

 

The evening will include a discussion regarding the CLL Global’s initiatives towards CLL treatment and our organizations’ efforts in funding a cure. Live music entertainment will be provided by guitarist, David Brandon. RSVP notice to the event is required, and replies should be submitted no later than March 26th. The event address and parking information will be provided via email.

 

To RSVP or find out more information about the event, please email eyadkarkoutlyfoundation@gmail.com.

KTTZ-FM 89.1

LISTEN FOR OUR RADIO PROMOTION

November 4, 2015 | Lubbock, TX

Check out our current radio promotion on KTTZ-FM 89.1 FM in West Texas, streaming from Texas Tech University Public Media in Lubbock, Texas. Click here to listen to the broadcast live online.

EKLLRF X CLL GLOBAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

PARTNERSHIP

May 29, 2015 | Houston, TX

The Eyad Karkoutly Lymphoma Leukemia Research Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with the CLL Global Research Foundation, in funding research to eliminate chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and related diseases.

 

CLL Global is committed to accelerating progress towards the control of CLL, and ultimately finding a cure for the disease by funding the development of effective diagnostic, monitoring, and therapeutic tools for the management of CLL and related diseases. CLL Global supports the rapid development of new therapies through grant funding, while focusing on ideas that can reach the clinic within two to three years.

 

As a contributing partner, the EKLLRF supports the international efforts of CLL Global, and we look forward to the research opportunities that will be developed by our combined efforts in fundraising to eradicate CLL.

BE THE MATCH® 5K WALK+RUN: Team Eyad

November 24, 2014 | Long Beach, CA

Team Eyad participated in the Be the Match® 5K Walk + Run on Saturday, November 22, 2014 in Long Beach, CA. With fourteen members strong, Team Eyad raised over $3000.00 for the event, and was a top five fundraising team.

 

Click here to view the team page and read more about the event.

Fundraising for the Be the Match® 5K Walk + Run allows patients with blood cancers, like leukemia and lymphoma, to take the next step toward a life-saving marrow transplant.

LLS LIGHT THE NIGHT® WALK: TEAM EYAD

October 20, 2014 | Los Angeles, CA

Team Eyad participated in the LLS Light the Night Walk in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, October 18, 2014 with the fundraising support of family and friends. The walk route followed part of the historic “Hollywood Walk of Fame,” allowing for awareness to be shared alongside one of the most visited sidewalks in the country. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night® Walk funds research to advance therapies and treatments that are saving lives every day.

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