Taking Steps Towards a Cure

Family, Friends and Corporate Teams Honor Those Touched by Blood Cancer at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk
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Sacramento - California - US

Oct. 6, 2010 - PRLog -- Sacramento, CA---  Northern California residents turned out for the annual Light The Night® Walk on October 2 at the State Capitol, with teams of co-workers, families and friends coming out to help build awareness about the more than 957,000 people in the United States living with a blood cancer and the many thousands more who have lost the battle.

The Walk, which raises funds for critical research and patient education and support, was a celebration, complete with music, refreshments and family activities. The lighted balloons they carried was a sight to behold - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold to remember those who have died.

“Light The Night Walk gives hope to patients and their families and lets them know they are not alone in their battle against cancer,” said Robert Ojeda, Executive Director of the Greater Sacramento Area Chapter. “It’s a night to pay tribute to lives touched by cancer, honor those we’ve lost and celebrate the lives that have been saved. And the money raised supports critical research and patient education and services.”

Light The Night’s 2010 National Associate Sponsors in the United States are: Bristol-Myers
Squibb, Celgene Corporation, Cephalon Inc., Genentech/Biogen Idec, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company and Quest Diagnostics. Corporate support through team fundraising and retail sales includes: Burlington Coat Factory, our 2009 Top Fundraising National Partner; and Carter's through retail programs and associate fundraising.

For additional information on programs or services provided by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, contact the Greater Sacramento Area Chapter at 916.929.4720.

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About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. www.lls.org.
Source:Kimberly Hicks
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Phone:916 929-4720
Tags:Leukemia, Cancer, Fundraising, Benefit, Walk, Lymphoma, Cure
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Location:Sacramento - California - United States
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