Oct. 4, 2012
Members of the Siena Men's and Women's Basketball and Cheer and Dance Teams volunteered and participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Upstate New York's annual "Light the Night" Walk on Sept. 29 in the academic quad on the Siena College campus. The Saints joined Congressman Paul Tonko, NBC 13's Benita Zahn and over 1,000 more survivors, families in supporters in the fundraising walk.
The Saints walked in the event while also interacting with the survivors and families and showing their support for the cause. Additionally, men's basketball head coach Mitch Buonaguro addressed the crowd on the importance of raising money and showing support for this great cause.
Light The Night is LLS's annual fundraising walk. It is held in communities throughout the country. Light the Night features teams of co-workers, families and friends walking together in twilight holding illuminated balloons of different colors - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of lost loved ones.
This celebratory event, complete with music, refreshments and family-friendly activities, also commemorates lives touched by blood cancers.
Last year, more than $50 million was raised through Light The Night Walks in approximately 185 communities in North America. To learn more, please please call the Upstate New York Chapter at 518-438-3583 or visit www.lightthenight.org/uny.
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 and provides free information and support services.