On Friday, June 10, 2011, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society held the annual Light The Night Corporate Recruitment Breakfast. The breakfast allows the Light the Night Walk staff to recruit businesses and companies the opportunity to participate in the upcoming walk and help to raise funds for this worthwhile cause.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Locally, funds raised from events like the Light the Night Walk go to help people in our community. Among them, Greyson Gagliardo. Gagliardo was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) in November, 2010 when he was 12 years old. He has undergone chemotherapy since then and completed his treatments in May. Greyson attends Pinewood Christian Academy and is in the 8th grade. He loves football, paintball, video games and spending time with his family-Mom, Dad and brother Pace. Greyson was this year’s Honored Hero at the breakfast.
The Light the Night Walk is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2011 at Forsyth Park.
“We are hopeful that we will surpass our $166,000 goal, and move closer to finding a cure,” said Jenny Gentry, 2011 Light the Night Walk Corporate Chairman.