Participants Sought For Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light The Night” Walk
For Immediate Release from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society–
Save The Date:
Light The Night Walks
Saturday, Sept. 24th – Newtown
Saturday, Oct. 1st – New Haven
Wednesday, Oct. 5th – New London
Thursday, Oct. 6th – South Windsor
Friday, Oct. 14th – Norwalk
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Registration Now Open for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk To Help Fund Lifesaving Research
July 1, 2011 – Registration is open to join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night® Walk on Saturday September 24, 2011 at Newtown Youth Academy, Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown, CT. Please join us to help build awareness for the over 913,000 people in the United States living with a blood cancer.
Light The Night, LLS’s annual fundraising walk held in communities throughout the country, features teams of co-workers, families and friends walking together in twilight holding illuminated balloons – white for sur- vivors, red for supporters and gold to remember those who have died. The Walk, which commemorates lives touched by blood cancers, is a celebration, with music, refreshments and family activities. This years walk will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at Newtown Youth Academy, Fairfield Hills Campus, Newtown, CT. Festivities will begin at 5:00pm.
“Light The Night is the nation’s opportunity to pay tribute to lives touched by blood cancer,” said Jeannie Montano, Executive Director. “We are grateful to all of our participants for supporting this lifesaving pro- gram. The funds raised help the Society support leading-edge research and provide much-needed patient ser- vices.”
Last year, participants in Light The Night Walk raised more than $39 million, nationwide. For more information or to register for a local Walk, contact the Connecticut chapter of The Leukemia & Lym- phoma Society at 203-665-1400 or visit http://www.lightthenight.org.
Every walker who raises $100* or more will become a Champion For Cures and will be recognized on the night of the Walk with:
–A Light The Night t-shirt – An illuminated Light The Night balloon in red (supporters), white (survivors) or gold (in memory of a loved one) – A wristband which entitles the wearer to food and refreshments
Be a Champion For Cures and let everyone know you’re helping cure cancer!
Participants who raise money online receive Free Gas cards that can be redeemed at most major gasoline providers. Each fundraising participant who raises $250 to $499 will receive a $15 Free Gas card or for every $500 the fundraisers raise online they will get a Free Gas card worth $50. The promotion applies to funds raised for Light The Night Walk, online in the months of July and August only.
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 http://www.LLS.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. http://www.lls.org.
Contact: Kristen Angell,
Campaign Coordinator Light The Night & Special Events
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – CT Chapter 372 Danbury Road, Ste. 200, Wilton, CT 06897
203-665-1400 | VOIP/Ext 1415 http://www.lls.org/ct | Kristen.Angell@lls.