If you’re interested in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, like Corey Ribotsky and so many others, one way to do so is with your bow tie. That’s right. Bow Tie Cause, launched one year ago by Dhani Jones, has partnered with 24 causes and sold over 5000 bow ties to raise more than $200,000.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Bow Tie that is for sale through their website was personally designed by Dhani Jones and his friend Kunta Littlejohn. Kunta’s battle with cancer led Dhani to create the bow tie. Dhani’s symbolism behind the design is quite personal. When Kunta was diagnosed, he thought that he was going to die. This is symbolized with the black base on the Bow Tie.
The silver lining on the Bow Tie shows the optimism they felt as Kunta began to improve. The red blood droplets on the tie are the logo for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Dhani Jones actually has quite an interesting background. Graduating from the University of Michigan with a custom-made major called Self-Representation, he has been a linebacker in the NFL and he owns a creative agency in NYC called VMG-Creative.