“The purpose of these walks is to continue to raise much needed awareness and funds to help those who are suffering through cancer.” Chrissy Thornton, Director of Light The Night Walks
Owings Mills, Maryland (PRWEB) November 06, 2015
The Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has scheduled its annual Light The Night Walk in Baltimore to help raise awareness and funds for life-saving research and support for those battling blood cancers.
The Light the Night Walk will take place on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore. Registration starts at 4:30 PM and the approximately two-mile walk begins at 6 PM. The route is wheelchair and stroller accessible, and the group expects more than 1,000 participants. Food, games and other events will be featured providing activities for all ages. A similar event is scheduled to be held in Frederick County on November 7th.
“The purpose of these walks is to continue to raise much needed awareness and funds to help those who are suffering through cancer,” said Chrissy Thornton, the Maryland Chapter’s director of Light The Night Walks. “So far, these walks have been very successful in funding research that has benefited many of those who have faced cancer.”
This year’s walk has generated particular attention with the announcement of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s diagnosis with non-Hodgkin lymphoma – the most common of the blood cancers. Hogan has been involved with the Light The Night campaign as well as promoting September as Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
The Light The Night Walk is the largest cancer fundraising evening walk in the country, attracting more than 250,000 participants annually. Because of fundraising efforts like Light The Night, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the single largest nonprofit contributor to blood cancer research.
Registration is now open for individual walkers as well as teams, often comprised of groups representing companies and organizations. Volunteers are also needed and donations are being accepted online and through the many LLS-sponsored events leading up to the Walk. To register or donate, visit http://www.lightthenight.org/md or call 443-471-1611.
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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 and provides free information and support services. For further information about The Maryland Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, visit http://www.lls.org/maryland or call 443-471-1611.