COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 2017 – For the past 15 years, UCT home office employees, who are also members, have stepped out to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) battle against blood cancers by participating in the society’s annual Light the Night Walk fundraiser. Each year sees 15-20 walkers raise more than $2,000 through donations and fundraising efforts throughout October. This year was no exception, as 17 walkers – with some help from UCT’s Board of Governors – brought in $2,120 for the organization, bringing UCT’s all-time total to nearly $32,000.
The Light the Night Walk is unique because it’s held at night, and while the reason for the event is serious, the event itself is festive and family-friendly. Participants form teams like Team UCT to raise funds for the society’s mission and carry lighted lanterns and banners they’ve created to represent why they’re walking.
The event features a remembrance ceremony to honor those who have passed away from blood cancers and a survivor’s ceremony for all those who have won the cancer fight. And, at just one mile, it’s a relatively short and easy walk to complete to help fund research for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma – and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.