Number of Participants: 18
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $913
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: October 18, 2016
1899 Hempstead Turnpike Westbury
New York 11590, United States
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (Oct. 18, 2016) – On Saturday, the LIU Post softball team participated in the Light the Night Walk at Eisenhower Park, in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The Light the Night Walk is a fundraising campaign that benefits the funding of research to find cures for blood cancer.
“Light the Night was an extremely moving experience that I am so happy to have had the chance to be a part of,” stated LIU Post senior Melissa Peet (Monroe, Conn.). “When everyone came together in the opening ceremony to light their lanterns in memory of lost loved ones and in honor of current cancer fighters, it was truly an inspirational moment. Being able to see supporters and survivors unite for such a great cause was something I will never forget.”
“It was a great experience to be able to support those who are living with blood cancer and the loved ones we lost,” fellow Pioneer senior Ashley Martin (Long Beach, N.Y.) said. “It was amazing to participate in this event and help make a difference for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.”
Founded in 1949, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services.
For more information on the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit LLS.org.