Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Light the Night 2009

It is that time of year again and we are starting to plan for the 2009 Light the Night Event. Despite last year's tsunami during the event, we had a blast and raised a ton of money. In fact, we raised $16,660 and were the top fundraising team in Rhode Island for the 3rd time. You can see the link here.

I am hoping we can repeat our effort this year. I am in the early stages of setting up Team Gershon 2009. I am hoping to have a large number of participants, team members, and walkers. Despite the economy last year, we still managed to raise a lot of money.

This is an extremely fun and profound event. It is held all over the country. The Providence, Rhode Island event is scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Lippitt Park at the end of Blackstone Boulevard. More specific information about he walk can be found here.

For those of you who have donated or participated before, I sincerely appreciate your generosity. I would love to have a great showing again this year, and, hopefully, the weather will agree with us. It is truly a family event and the walk itself is a 3 mile stroll down Blackstone Boulevard. Everyone holds lit balloons, as you can see in the picture, to represent blood cancers. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a wonderful organization that has helped me out in many ways.

I am inviting people to participate in several ways. You are welcome to make a donation. I am looking for people to join my team and do some fundraising. (I know this sounds hard, but with the internet, this is not that difficult.) I am also looking for walkers for the event. Please feel free to email me. You can also look at my Light the Night Website for more details.