The Georgia Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announces the 14th Annual Savannah Light The Night Walk (LTN), to be held on Friday, October 12, at 5:30pm at Forsyth Park. The Walk encourages teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations to come together to raise funds for LLS. This will be one of five Light The Night Walks held in the state of Georgia this Fall.
“Encouraged by the success of last year’s Light The Night Walk in Savannah, we are proud to be back and working with the local community in the Coastal Empire and surrounding counties to make this year’s Walk even more successful,” said Kelly Dolan, executive director of the LLS Georgia Chapter.
“We have received a tremendous amount of support from these communities and it really shows in the enthusiasm demonstrated by our partners, sponsors and Walk teams for the Light The Night Walk in this area. We are currently working to reach our goal of $219.500 and we could not do this without the many volunteers and participants who helped this Walk.”
The Savannah Walk will draw over 140 teams and 3,000 participants, and funds raised will be used to fund lifesaving blood cancer research, free educational materials and events for patients and families, local family and patient support programs and comprehensive, personalized assistance through LLS’s Information Resource Center. During the event, walkers carry illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer — and form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer.
Top Walk sponsors include Memorial Health, Wells Fargo, Courtney Knight Gaines Foundation and Seacrest Partners.
For more information about LLS or the Savannah event, contact Light The Night staff at (912) 897-1300 or log on to www.lightthenight.org/ga.