Woman helps raise $356k for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to honor late-brother

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society was created by a New York family in 1944 following the death of their teenage son.

Bridget Murray is supporting that organization in memory of her brother, Ryan. He died in 2019 from a blood disease.

Before he passed, he was trying to become the “Man of the Year,” a title Albany’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society bestows upon a male who raises the most money that year – to help find a cause for blood disorders.

DIGITAL EXTRA: Bridget Murray’s advice on getting involved in a cause

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Understandably, Ryan’s death devastated her family, which years earlier had lost Bridget’s mom to breast cancer.

As a member of the Murray family, a group known for its support of others, Bridget decided she wanted to do something to support her community and her brother, so she set out last year to become the

“Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year.” She raised $356,000 – the most money a woman has raised.

Learn more about what helped her reach that goal by watching the video of Elaine Houston’s story.