Light the Night NYC 2016 Recap

Last night’s 2016 Manhattan Light the Night event was a huge success! Each year, Light The Night brings together friends, family members, and co-workers who form fundraising teams to support lifesaving research and improve the quality of lives of blood cancer patients and their families. Participants in nearly 200 communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end blood cancer. This year the dedicated teams from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine raised over $85,000, blowing away our fundraising goal…but we think we can still do more.


As the corporate chair of the LLS New York City chapter event, Dr. John Leonard spoke on the importance of the work him and his colleagues perform at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medicine before the main lamp ceremony. He emphasized that all their work is done for their patients and that this work will not be finished until there are no more blood cancers.

Weill Cornell’s Dr. Ruben Niesvizky and Dr. Ellen Ritchie Raising Funds for LLS Man/Woman of the Year

Drs. Ellen Ritchie and Ruben Niesvizky are campaigning for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Woman and Man of the Year awards. The campaign is a 10-week competition to raise at least $20,000 each in honor of four local pediatric cancer patients. The candidates who raise the most money will be awarded the titles. The money raised in this campaign provides funds for LLS education and support services for patients and their families as well as cancer research.

Please help raise funds for Ellen and Ruben between now and May 19. Click here for Dr. Ritchie’s fundraising page. Click here for Dr. Niesvizky’s fundraising page.

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