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