The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is an organization that is near and dear to the hearts of everyone at CHC. We have several employees who are cancer survivors, and almost everyone has a family member or friend who has been diagnosed with cancer.
In support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society CHC will have a team walking and raising money at the October 21st Light the Night event in Walnut Creek.
Light the Night is a very inspirational event to fundraise for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The events are held throughout the United States and has a huge visual and symbolic impact. Participants carry lanterns through their 2 mile walk in 3 colors. Red lanterns are for supporters, white for survivors, and gold in memory of someone lost to cancer. The light these shine through the night time walk, shows that even in the darkest times a cancer patient has the support they need to get through it.
Light the Night is a perfect opportunity to get everyone involved. You don’t have to run a marathon or climb a mountain. The walk itself is a flat 2 mile walk, and it is not a race.
Last year, in Walnut Creek alone, $500,000 was raised, and the goal for this year is over $600,000.
The money raised goes to a good cause.
- Nearly 1.3 Americans are living with a blood cancer
- Every three minutes someone in the US is diagnosed with a blood cancer, and every nine minutes someone loses their battle.
- Since 2000, nearly 40% of all cancer therapies approved by the FDA were first approved to treat a blood cancer.
- Cancer research is very important, but the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society also funds educational materials, annual conferences, patient advocacy, co-pay assistance, and support groups.
To read more about Light the Night and the Leukemia & Lymphoma organization, and how you can participate, click here.