Montevallo baseball team members participate in Light the Night WalkPublished 12:13pm Tuesday, November 27, 2012
FROM STAFF REPORTS
MONTEVALLO – The University of Montevallo baseball team participated in the Light the Night Walk for the second year in a row this fall benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The Falcons filled up balloons, took tickets and helped with clean up and break down at The Summit in Birmingham.
Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local businesses and national corporations come together to raise funds for the Leukemia abd Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.
Every Light The Night walker is encouraged to become a Champion For Cures by raising $100 or more to help fight blood cancer.
The event in Birmingham raised more than $250,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Proceeds from the Light The Night Walk help advance the organization’s mission of curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. The mission is carried out through funding extensive research for treatments and cures, government advocacy, patient assistance programs, community outreach and education programs.
For more information on the Light The Night Walks, visit the organization’s website at http://www.lightthenight.org/