Laurantis Pharmaceuticals, headquartered in Finland, is a platinum sponsor and the walk’s largest financial backer. North Shore LIJ Health System, the largest health care provider in the region, has been a valuable friend and neighbor to LRF and has signed on as a major sponsor. Headquartered on Long Island, North Shore LIJ has also volunteered to be present on the day of the event to talk with patients and supporters. LRF is also thrilled that a large group of New York University students will be traveling from Manhattan to East Meadow on Saturday morning to join in the walk.
In addition to Laurantis Pharmaceuticals and North Short LIJ, this year’s walk is generously supported by a long list of individuals, families, local businesses, organizations, and nationally known corporations, including Capital One Bank, Juzo, Dumont and Blake, Anton Community Papers, Panera Bread, and Pirate Booty. Entertainment will be provided by Vision Music & Entertainment Live Keyboardist and DJ Joe De Piola, Students Rockin’ For A Reason (featuring Ellipsis), and the Roslyn High School Marching Band.
Participants will gather in Eisenhower Park in East Meadow, NY, at 10am this Saturday. They will walk the marked trail, have an opportunity to share information, visit sponsor tables, gather knowledge, and know that they are helping to raise the money and awareness needed to find improved treatments and cures for lymphatic disease. Refreshments will be available while they enjoy the live entertainment and have a chance to try their luck at raffles for fun prizes such as tickets to A Christmas Story: The Musical, New York Health and Racquet Club membership, museum and amusement park passes, gift certificates to great local restaurants, and more.
Colleen McGuire, Development Manager at LRF, says, “Planning for this event has been an exhilarating experience and the support, coming from individuals, groups, and large organizations, has been heartwarming. We plan on having more walkers in Eisenhower Park this Saturday than we have ever had for any walk in the history of our organization. As of now, the weather forecast calls for blue skies and perfect early-fall temperatures. I hope that even more people will decide to join us between now and Saturday – and help us reach our fund-raising goal for this worthy cause.”
Registration is easy, whether as a Team Captain or as an Individual Walker. Participants can sign up online and invite friends, family, and coworkers to join a Team or support their individual journeys. Many registered participants work for companies with matching gift programs, significantly increasing the impact of our walkers. Other supporters, who are unable to make the walk, have made donations so the Lymphatic Research Foundation can continue their mission: to advance research of the lymphatic system and to find the cause of and cure for lymphatic diseases, lymphedema and related disorders. Donations are easy and safe to make at http://lymphatic.donorpages.com/
About The Lymphatic Research Foundation
The Lymphatic Research Foundation (LRF) is an internationally recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 1998 by attorney Wendy Chaite whose first child was born with systemic lymphatic disease and lymphedema. Her vision became LRF’s mission: To advance research of the lymphatic system and to find improved treatments and cures for lymphatic diseases, lymphedema, and related disorders.
LRF’s focus is to increase public awareness of the lymphatic system and its critical importance in human health and disease and to increase funding for lymphatic research. Our collaborations and partnerships with the scientific and medical research communities and with government, academia, and industry are accelerating research and helping to make progress not only in lymphatic science, but in the closely related areas of immunology, cancer metastasis, obesity, digestive disorders, and more. LRF’s efforts give lymphedema and lymphatic disease patients a voice and a vision for a more hopeful, healthful future.
For more information about lymphatic disease or the Lymphatic Research Foundation, please visit http://www.lymphaticresearch.org or call (516) 625-9675.