Light the Night information sessions

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hosting information sessions for the Light the Night Walk, which will be held Thursday, Sept. 14. An upcoming information session will be held June 8 at the EIGER Lab in Rockford, 605 Fulton Ave., Greenview Room, from 7-8 p.m.

The information session will provide an opportunity for walkers to meet and share ideas with other participants.

In addition, a fund-raising clinic will be incorporated into the meeting, to provide new ideas for your 2006 Light the Night campaign. It will include details about wrap-around options, how to set up your online fund-raising site and how to integrate the Society’s mission into your strategy. These information meetings will also provide a great opportunity to meet the Light the Night staff.

For more information about the meetings or any questions, please contact Cameron Sullivan, Campaign Manager for the Illinois Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, at (312) 651-7350.

About Light the Night

The Rockford Light the Night Walk will be Thursday, Sept. 14, at Riverview Park. Registration is at 5:30 p.m.; the walk begins at 7 p.m. Light the Night is a two mile, non-competitive evening walk to celebrate cancer survivorship and to commemorate those lives touched by cancer. Participants carry illuminated balloons, with patients and survivors lighting the way with glowing white balloons while friends, family and supporters carry brilliant red balloons. Funds raised through Light the Night support the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society—to find a cure for 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®, headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 66 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has provided more than $424 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers. Last year alone, the Society made 2.5 million contacts with patients, caregivers and health care professionals.

For more information about blood cancer, visit or call the Society’s Information Resource Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master’s level social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and resources to patients and their families and caregivers. The Illinois Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society can be reached at (312) 651-7350 or by visiting

From the June 7-13, 2006, issue

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