Leaders and businesses support Annual Leukemia Walk

Leaders and businesses support Annual Leukemia Walk


The Illinois Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is pleased to announce the honorary chairman for the upcoming Light The Night Walk, which takes place in six locations throughout Illinois between Sept. 12-26.

The Illinois Chapter has selected Mayor Doug Scott as the honorary chairman and Dr. William Gorski, CEO of SwedishAmerican Medical Center as the corporate walk chairman for the Light The Night Walk. Katy Stenberg, an area community volunteer and cancer survivor, is serving as the committee chair for the 2003 walk in Rockford.

The Light The Night Walk is a 2-mile, non-competitive, evening walk to celebrate cancer survivorship and commemorate lives touched by cancer. Participants carry illuminated balloons to signify their commitment to the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. Patients and survivors will light the way with glowing white balloons, while friends and family will carry brilliant red balloons.

All participants will commemorate the tremendous strides that have been made in blood cancer research during a post-walk celebration.

The Rockford Walk will be Thursday, Sept. 25 at Riverview Park. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. with the walk beginning at 7 p.m. near the Riverview Ice House. Walk locations around Illinois include: Downtown Bloomington, Meadowbrook Park in Urbana, Naperville Riverwalk in Naperville, Museum Campus in Chicago and Downtown Peoria.

To participate, contact Jill Edsen at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at (312) 726-0003 ext. 239 or register online at www.lightthenight.org.

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