MIAMI, FL (October 26, 2016) — To help raise awareness and important funds to accelerate innovative, life-saving treatments for cancer patients, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS)Southern Florida Chapter will celebrate its 2016 Miami Light The Night® Walk on November 5th, 6:00 p.m. at Bayfront Park in Miami.
Light The Night is LLS’s annual walk and fundraising event, and the nation’s night to pay tribute andbrings light to the darkness of cancer through hope, research and support for patients, families, friends, doctors, nurses, researchers, colleagues and care givers. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in nearly 200 communities across North America each fall.
Participants carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Anyone big, small, young or old can shine a light on the importance of finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
WHO: The Southern Florida Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
WHAT: 2016 Miami Light The Night Walk; Inspiration and memorable evening walk, Kids Activities, Survivors Tent, Program Emcee: Ashley Jones, closing with fireworks
WHEN: 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5th
WHERE: Bayfront Park, 301 North Biscayne Boulevard Miami, Florida 33132
WHY: Proceeds benefit LLS’s mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
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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