Thursday, September 15, 2011

Light the Night 2011

It is that time of year again when we start fundraising for a very important event, the annual Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Team Gershon has been participating in this wonderful charity event for 6 years now and we have raised a lot of money thanks to generous donations from people like you.

As most of you are aware, I was diagnosed with a blood cancer (CML) in 2006 and have been lucky to benefit from a ground breaking medication, Gleevec, whose development was funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For this reason, my family, friends, and I have been participating in this event and try to raise as much money as we can for this wonderful cause.

This year's walk takes place on October 1, 2011 at a new location, The Garden City Center in Cranston, RI. The walk begins at 7:00 pm and is a fun, family-oriented event. Please join us in this walk and fundraising effort. Another change this year is that my oldest daughter, Mia, is trying to do her own fundraising as well.

The link will take you to her page and you can donate to our team under her name.

Mia's Light the Night Page

I thank you in advance for your support which will make a difference in the lives of thousands of patients battling blood cancers.

Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.

By joining our team and raising funds for this important cause, you'll be making a real impact on the fight against cancer. On Walk night, you'll join us with other teams and individuals from all over our community in the culmination of our efforts to find cures. Walk night is a family-oriented evening in which participants carry illuminated balloons, raise awareness of blood cancers and come together as a caring community.

Every walker who raises $100 or more* will be a Champion For Cures and will be recognized on Walk night 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 an array of food and refreshments.

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