Utah Business Groups Come Together to Light The Night, Support Families With Cancer

Share Article

At a recent event sponsored by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Utah Chapter, the local business community came together to raise a significant amount of money for cancer research, and to support patients, families, and survivors.

Social5 CEO Rob Wellman served as chairman of the 2018 Light The Night Corporate Walk to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Utah Chapter.

"Social5 is honored to stand stand side-by-side with Utah businesses in supporting this noble cause. We believe we can change the world, one life at a time, through events like this," Social5 CEO Rob Wellman said.

The fight against blood cancer is $500,000 closer to finding a cure, thanks to a “Light The Night” fundraiser chaired by Social5 that filled the streets of Salt Lake City with hundreds of lanterns supporting efforts by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to fund cancer research.

The Light The Night event, held Oct. 13 at Library Square in downtown Salt Lake City, provided the opportunity for business leaders to show their support for the mission of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), and raise funding needed for state and federal patient advocacy efforts, treatment and cure research, and patient access to treatments. Through their combined efforts, in the months leading up to the event they raised over half a million dollars.

Social5 President and CEO Rob Wellman served as chairman of the 2018 Light The Night Corporate Walk. For Wellman, the commitment is deeply personal. Cancer claimed the lives of two close family friends. Today, he stands as a corporate champion for the cause.

“We want to bring light to the darkness of cancer. Together, we can find a cure,” Wellman said. “We can make a difference. Whether we join the fight as families or come together as corporations, we can have an impact. We can raise critical research dollars that will bring an end to this heart-wrenching disease. Social5 is honored to stand stand side-by-side with Utah businesses in supporting this noble cause. We believe we can change the world, one life at a time, through events like this.”

This support for the work of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society couldn’t come at a better time. Currently in the United States, a new blood cancer diagnosis is made every three minutes, and blood cancers are the third leading cause of cancer death. More than one-third of patients do not survive five years after diagnosis.

For the families of patients that receive a cancer diagnosis, the outlook often seems grim. It can be difficult to know where to turn for information, and financial burden is added to the stress of coping with health issues and seeking out treatment. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to provide funding a support.

To learn more about LLS, the Light The Night Event, and/or other fundraising efforts and opportunities, please contact The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Utah Chapter Executive Director Stacie Lulp at Stacie.Kulp(at)lls(dot)org.

Rob Wellman is available to talk about this topic and others. For scheduling, please contact rob(at)social5(dot)com.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding cutting edge research, providing patient access information, and acting as a policy advocate at the state and federal levels in the fight against blood cancers. LLS is the leading source of free information on blood cancer treatment and options for patients, families, survivors, and healthcare professionals. To date, LLS has invested $1.2 Billion in cancer treatment and cure research, and is supported by a grassroots network of more than 100,000 volunteers nationwide. LLS supports programs and events such as Light The Night, Team in Training, Man & Woman of the Year, Students of the Year, and Leukemia Regatta to raise awareness and funding.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Rob Wellman
Social5
+1 801-980-5080
Email >
Visit website