SAN DIEGO–The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted its 15 th Annual Light The Night Walk on November 8 and raised more than $700,000.
Nearly 4,000 individuals and 300 teams joined together in twilight holding illuminated lanterns –white for survivors, red for supporters and gold to remember those lost to cancer.
“This year not only marked the largest amount of funds raised, but it was the most involvement we’ve had to date. It was incredible to see so many people come out and support such a great cause. In 2012, we raised $610,000 and this year we’ve already secured more than $700,000. We’re still $50,000 away from our goal and are still accepting donations to help us reach that number,” said Joanna Winsborough, Senior Campaign Manager for the Light The Night Walk in San Diego. “The Walk was our opportunity to fundraise for those battling leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and help them live better, longer lives. It was a night for us to pay tribute and commemorate lives touched by cancer.”
The Light The Night Walk is an inspirational two-mile course that brings together thousands of individuals to raise funds for lifesaving blood cancer research and critical patient and family services. Millions of consumers also assist by making donations at retail outlets.
The San Diego event gold sponsors were the San Diego Padres and Metzger Law Group. Other local sponsors included OneSource Distributors, IBM, UCSD/Sharp BMT Program, BD Biosciences, Wawanesa Insurance, GEICO, Espero Photography, Big Box Storage, Wendy’s, Moneytree, CGI and Olive Garden.