JOHNSTOWN - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 11th annual Light the Night Walk took place Oct. 2 at the Pitt-Johnstown campus.
The walk raised a record-breaking $116,000 to benefit LLS's research and patient financial aid programs.
Light The Night is the society's nationwide evening walk to commemorate lives touched by cancer.
Participants carry flickering red and white balloons along a two- to three-mile walk within their communities, creating a breathtaking sight and spirit of fellowship among all who carry them.
Cancer survivors hold white balloons, and all other participants carry red balloons.
Tim Rigby of WJAC and Sen. John Wozniak are the co-honorary chairmen for the walk, and Dana Begley of Conemaugh Health System, Amy Morrison and Ed Sheehan of CTC served as the corporate walk chairmen.
For additional information on LLS's patient & education programs, contact the Western PA/WV Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 800-726-2873, ext. 2868, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lightthenight.org/wpa. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, based in White Plains, N.Y., is the fastest growing, nationwide, nonprofit, voluntary health organization.
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 $200 million for research specifically targeting blood-related cancers. For additional information, contact the Society at (800) 955-4572 or visit www.lls.org.Courtesy photo
The Leukemia &?Lymphoma Society held its 11th annual Light the Night Walk Oct. 2. Shown are (from left): front row - Jill Skowron, Amy Morrison, Jackie Schreier, Chelle Martin, Betsy Goenner, Angelina Shilcosky and Tom Chernisky; back row - Howard Bernstein, Tim Rigby, Richele Ward, Erika Moul and Dana Begley. Missing from the photo are Jennifer Wham, Jeanine McMillan, Francine Cooper, Ernie Petersen and Lori Morealli.