The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) recently released a new public service announcement asking people to participate in LLS’s Light the Night® Walk events this upcoming fall. According to the LLS press release, the Light the Night Walk is considered to be the biggest cancer fundraising evening walk in the United States, with over 250,000 participants each year.
Participants raised over $45 million in 2010 to support lifesaving cancer research and patient services. As the largest nonprofit contributor to blood cancer research, LLS has provided over $40 million in financial aid and co-pay support to cancer patients so far in 2011.
LLS notes that the majority of cancer treatment innovations (radiation, chemotherapy, stem-cell transplantation, etc.) began with the battle against blood cancers. In addition, about half of the cancer drugs that have received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over the last ten years were originally designated to treat blood cancers and were later approved for or are now undergoing tests to treat different types of cancer and diseases.
New Jersey Light The Night Kick Off Events have been scheduled as follows:
- Verona/Morristown, New Jersey areas on Saturday, August 6, 2011 at Westminster Hotel, Livingston, New Jersey from 10am – 12pm
- Red Bank, New Jersey on Saturday, August 13, 2011 at Oyster Point Hotel, Red Bank from 9am – 11am
- Camden, New Jersey area on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at The Westin Hotel, Mount Laurel, New Jersey from10am – 12pm
- Princeton, New Jersey on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at DoubleTree Hotel, Princeton from 10am – 12pm
The New Jersey 2011 Walk Dates are:
- October 15, 2011 at Headquarters Plaza, Morristown; and at Forrestal Village in Princeton;
- October 22, 2011 at Verona Park, Verona; at Campbell’s Field in Camden; and at Riverside Gardens Park in Red Bank.
To learn more about the Light The Night Walk, please watch this video:
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