World Lymphoma Awareness Day 2016

September is National Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and today is World Lymphoma Awareness Day. Organizations like the Lymphoma Research Foundation and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are doing great work raising awareness and funds that make the discoveries that underpin our treatment at Weill Cornell Lymphoma Program possible.

Our physicians would like to thank them, and all our wonderful patients, who inspire us daily!


If you’d like to support the effort, please consider contributing to our upcoming FUNdraiser as part of Light The Night – New York CityThe Meyer Cancer Center/ The Englander Institute for Precision Medicine Pie-in-the-Face competition at:

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Names John P. Leonard, MD its 2016 Manhattan Light the Night Corporate Chair

John Leonard, MD
John P. Leonard, MD

The New York City Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) named Lymphoma Program Director, John P. Leonard, MD of Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian the corporate chair for Manhattan’s 2016 Light the Night event. Light the Night brings together friends, family members, and co-workers who form fundraising teams to support the lifesaving research, that will improve the quality of live for all patients with blood cancers.

“Supporting Light The Night is a powerful way to partner with LLS to raise critical funds for blood cancer research,” said Dr. Leonard. “I am honored to serve as the chair and look forward to encouraging other organizations and businesses to join me in supporting LLS by participating in Light The Night.”

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 patients and their families. Participants in nearly 200 communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

The 2016 Manhattan Light the Night event will be hosted by Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork Presbyterian. This year it will be held on Thursday, October 6th at 5:30pm at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

You can join, or donate to the Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork Presbyterian on our Light the Night team page.

NewYork-Presbyterian ‘Light the Night Walk’ Team for LLS

NewYork-Presbyterian is forming a team for Light The Night Walk. Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost. By joining our team and raising funds for this important cause, you’ll be making a real impact on the fight against cancer. Patients, friends and family are welcome to join the NewYork-Presbyterian team.

Light the Night Walk

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
5:30pm NYP Team Photo
6:15pm Remembrance Ceremony

Basketball City
Pier 36, 299 South Street, New York, NY
(Look for RED NYP Team T-Shirts)

Click here to join the NYP Light the Night Team

NYP team t-shirts will be available starting Monday, September 10.
In order to pick up your T-shirt, you must printand bring a copyof your email registration to one of the following locations:

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Campus
Public Affairs Office, 627 West 165th Street, 6th floor, Room 621
Contact:Nancy Gautier-Matos @ 212-305-5587 or

NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Campus
1300 York Avenue (at 69th Street), 2nd floor, Room F-203
Contact:Christine Dillon @ 212-746-2057 or

For  additional information, please call
Christine Dillon @ 212-746-2057 or

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