The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to Host Corporate Breakfast for San Francisco Business Leaders

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will host a breakfast seminar in San Francisco to help local business leaders learn how they can become involved in sponsoring and participating in the annual Light The Night Walk.

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Light The Night is an evening filled with warmth and emotion--a show of support from a community that cares.

This event highlights all of the corporate benefits of getting involved in Light The Night—from team building, to demonstrating corporate responsibility, to giving back and supporting the community.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is offering San Francisco business leaders, executives and their peers a complimentary breakfast seminar to learn about how they can become involved with the annual Light The Night Walk to benefit blood cancer research. The San Francisco Corporate Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, May 25 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am at the Le Meridien Hotel, located at 333 Battery Street. During this brief program, attendees will join the Corporate Walk Chair Kirsten Wolberg, CIO of Salesforce.com, and the event’s Executive Leadership Committee to find out how to engage their companies as participants and sponsors in the San Francisco cancer walk, receive updates on ground-breaking LLS-funded research, and hear firsthand how LLS has made an impact on the lives of patients and their families.

“This event highlights all of the corporate benefits of getting involved in Light The Night—from team building, to demonstrating corporate responsibility, to giving back and supporting the community,” says Nicole Chapman, Senior Campaign Manager for the San Francisco Light The Night Walk. “Business leaders will hear from Kirsten and the Executive Committee how engaging in Light The Night has positively impacted their companies and become energized about participating in this year’s program.”

The Light The Night Walk, held across North America each fall, brings families, friends, co-workers and corporations together to raise funds for people battling blood cancers. The community joins together for food, live music and entertainment. When the sun goes down, the Walk begins and the night sky lights up with red, white and gold balloons carried by teams and individual walkers to honor cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle. The thousands of shining balloons “light the way to a cancer cure.”

Participants in the San Francisco leukemia walk will gather in Union Square on Thursday, October 20th from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm and walk for two miles. Participation builds team spirit, sense of camaraderie, and sends a strong signal that a company cares about the health and welfare of the community.

Light The Night is a great corporate team-building event for companies. Participating companies include Salesforce.com, Burson Marstellar, Marsh Risk & Insurance, Bare Escentuals, Silicon Valley Bank, Wells Fargo, Takeda, Umpqua Bank, and Genentech.

To register for the corporate breakfast seminar on May 25 at the Le Meridien Hotel, please visit lightthenight.org/sf/, call (415) 625-1112, or email Nicole Chapman at Nicole.Chapman(at)lls(dot)org.

About Light The Night Walk
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer. Corporate sponsorship highlights a company’s dedication to giving back to the community. 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 over two hundred communities each fall across North America.

Three walks will take place in the Bay Area. The North Bay Walk will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Participants start at Courthouse Square in Santa Rosa. The San Francisco fundraising walk will be on Thursday, October 20, 2011, from 5:00 pm to 8:00pm starting at Union Square. The East Bay walk will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2011, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm starting at Civic Park in Walnut Creek.

This San Francisco team-building event is open to the entire community—children, adults and seniors are all welcome. This is a casual fundraising walk with no fitness requirements. Every walker is encouraged to become a Champion for Cures by raising $100 or more to help support the work of hundreds of the world's best and brightest researchers in their search for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 68 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $750 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

For more information about blood cancer, visit http://www.LLS.org or call the LLS 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. IRC information specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

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