The Treasure Coast Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), the world’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding cures and ensuring access to treatments for all blood cancer patients, has announced that Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has joined LLS’s 2019 Light the Night as a presenting sponsor. Light the Night, an annual fundraising event, will take place Nov. 22 at the Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Light the Night is a fundraising campaign benefiting LLS and its funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Coming together for a common goal, friends, family and co-workers form fundraising walk teams. Millions of consumers also help by donating at retail outlets.
Culminating in inspiration and memorable evening walks every fall, participants in 140 communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer.
“We’re thrilled to have FPL as a sponsor of this year’s Light the Night,” said Pam Payne, executive director at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “We appreciate their generosity and are grateful for their commitment to help make this year’s Light the Night the best yet. We are taking steps to end cancer.”
LLS was founded by a family for families, beginning 70 years ago at a time when a diagnosis of leukemia was nearly always fatal. Now, with the development of new treatments for childhood leukemia, to today’s advances in precision medicine and immunotherapy, LLS has had a colossal impact on advancing cancer cures and changing the way cancer is treated and the care for patients.
To form a team, or to learn more, call (561) 616-8682 or visit www.lightthenight.org.