Published On: Thu, Sep 19th, 2019

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kicks Off Light The Night Fall Campaign

Thousands Take Steps Together to Bring Light to the Darkness of Cancer

Boca Raton, FL –  The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Palm Beach-Treasure Coast Chapter will celebrate its 2019 Light The Night® with a kickoff breakfast at the Boca Marriott in Boca Raton on September 19th , 7:30-9:00 am.

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 140 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.

“At Light The Night, it is our aim to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research and cures. We are taking steps to end cancer,” said Pam Payne, LLS Executive Director. “The light and warmth we generate delivers hope in time of despair, community in place of loneliness and life-saving research and support for cancer patients and their families LLS’s Light The Night fund treatments that are saving the lives of patients.”

This year walks will be held on November 22nd at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach and November 23rd at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton.

LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer, and leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. The impact of LLS supported research goes beyond blood cancers. The discoveries made in blood cancer research have led to breakthrough treatments for many cancers and other serious diseases.

LLS was founded by a family for families, beginning 70 years ago at a time when a diagnosis of leukemia was nearly 100% fatal. Now, with the development of new treatments for childhood leukemia, to today’s advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy, LLS has had a colossal impact on advancing cancer cures, and changing the way cancer is treated and the care for patients.

Through its efforts it has invested nearly $1.3 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.
To form a team or to learn more, please call the Palm Beach-Treasure Coast chapter at (561) 616-8682 or visit www.lightthenight.org.

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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