Leukemia & Lymphoma Society holds Light The Night fundraising walk

The Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will hold its Fairfield County Light The Night® evening fundraising Walk on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Harbor Point, Commons Park in Stamford. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and the Walk begins at 7 p.m. The event also includes food, family activities, entertainment, and a fireworks show. More than 1,000 walkers are expected. Participants raise money to support blood cancer research and provide support services for patients and their families. Those interested in participating or volunteering can register online at lightthenight.org or call 203-388-9196.

Each Light The Night Walk honors local blood cancer survivors and commemorates individuals who have lost their lives to these diseases. The 2015 Fairfield County Honorees are Ryan Costa of Sandy Hook, a survivor of Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and Anna Port of Danbury, also a survivor of Pre-B acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

Light The Night is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign that brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors as well as those lost to the diseases. During this leisurely walk, participants carry illuminated lanterns — white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to blood cancer.

Since it began in 1999, the Light The Night Campaign has culminated in nearly 200 Walks across North America has helped LLS invest over $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough cancer treatments that are saving lives today. To learn how you can become involved, please call the Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter’s Light The Night main line at 203-388-9196 or visit www.lightthenight.org/ctwhv.

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 is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. 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. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter

3 Landmark Square, Suite 330, Stamford, CT 06901

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