APPLETON, Wis. (Nov. 2016) – Illuminated lanterns lit up the sky on Oct. 14 as the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Wisconsin Chapter, with presenting sponsor Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology (FVHO), held its Light The Night Walk ® at Neuroscience Group Field at Fox Cities Stadium, which aimed to raise awareness and funds for those affected by blood cancer. Together, they raised more than $120,000 for LLS’ mission to find cures for blood cancers and ensure that patients have access to medical treatments.
During the annual walk and fundraising event, participants carried illuminated lanterns to pay tribute to and show support for those affected by cancer. Participants carried different colored lanterns that represented their connection to blood cancer: white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost.
FVHO was the 2016 Light The Night Walk presenting sponsor and FVHO’s Dr. Karen Gremminger served as the Light The Night Walk Corporate Honorary Chair. In addition, FVHO facilitated numerous events to help raise funds including a silent auction, rummage sale, fun run, food fairs and bake sales.
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About Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology
Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology provides the most advanced cancer care in northeast Wisconsin. With 21 physicians and advanced practice nurse practitioners, along with more than 130 nurses and support staff, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology partners with patients and families in their fight against cancer and blood diseases. Established in 1990, Fox Valley Hematology & Oncology is the only QOPI Certified Practice (QCPÔ), an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)’s, that is serving northeast Wisconsin.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.