Published On: Tue, May 14th, 2019

Joe Lopez-Cepero of Good Samaritan Medical Center Named Corporate Walk Chair For The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night

Joe Lopez

Boca Raton, FL – The Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has announced Joe Lopez-Cepero, Chief Nursing Officer of Good Samaritan Medical Center as the Corporate Walk Chair of its 2019 West Palm Beach Light The Night®, LLS’s annual fundraising event held each fall to find cures and provide access to treatments for blood cancer patients. The Corporate Walk Chair will lead the effort in accelerating corporate support and driving revenue growth for Light The Night to support LLS’s ultimate goal of creating a world without blood cancers.

Light The Night is a fundraising campaign benefiting LLS and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Coming together for a common goal, friends, family and co-workers form fundraising walk teams. Millions of consumers also help by donating at retail outlets. Culminating in inspiration and memorable evening walks every fall, participants in over 150 communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

“I am honored to serve as the Corporate Walk Chair and look forward to partnering with local businesses and corporations in supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by participating in this year’s Light The Night event,” said Joe Lopez-Cepero, LLS’s Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Chapter Light The Night Chair.  “Together, we are bringing light to the darkness of cancer.”

“When a loved one hears the words “you have cancer,” it is one of the darkest moments in your life,” said Pam Payne, LLS Executive Director. “At Light The Night, it is our aim to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research and cures, and reinforce the urgent need to raise more funds to fight cancer.”

LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers. Through its efforts it has invested more than $1 billion in cutting-edge research to advance therapies. Thanks to research, survival rates for patients with many blood cancers have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled since the early 1960s. Yet, despite these advances, about one third of patients with blood cancer still do not survive even five years after their diagnosis.

The West Palm Beach Light The Night Walk will take place on November 22, 2019 at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, 5444 Haverhill Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33407

To become part of Light The Night, contact the LLS Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Chapter at 561-616-8682 or www.lightthenight.org/pb.

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, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, 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.

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