Light the Night Walk: Help Stop Cancer!

Hey fellow Aztecs, this week’s blog reflects more than just a simple community service highlight, it reflects an event that strives to find cures for blood- related cancers that affect many people across the nation. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are hosting their annual “Light The Night” event which is a walk that tries to raise money to find cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma. Money raised through this event also helps provide assistance for the families of the individuals affected by the disease.

The walk itself is more of a commemoration/celebration for those who have been directly affected or those who have lost love ones to such diseases. This walk itself is such a heartwarming event because cancer survivors carry illuminating white balloons, while participants carry red balloons. It gives one the opportunity to acknowledge the survivor’s strong will; it also displays as strong sense of community unity by showing encouragement to the survivors.

With that being said, volunteers are much needed for this event whether it is the morning, during, or after the event. It will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at Petco Park Some of the duties will include, set-up or break down, volunteer check-in, working the booths, and other miscellaneous tasks that the event organizers may need help with. For further questions or to sign-up to volunteer for such an extraordinary and heart warming cause you can contact the coordinator Dena Shamoon through e-mail at dena.shamoon@lls.org or call 858-427-6653If you are looking to help support a great cause, well then here it is! There is nothing more beneficial or rewarding than knowing that you were able to help a great cause such as this one. Thank you for your time fellow Aztecs!!

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