February 8th, 2012
2010 and October 22nd, 2011 at the Halifax Mall. Shivali Patel, the
National American Miss North Carolina Junior Teen 2011 volunteered befor and during the event. She was a tremendous help to the
team and played an important role in helping to execute a successful Light The Night Walk.
The money raised with Light The Night supports The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s
mission to cure blood cancers and improve the lives of our patients and their families.
Seventy-three percent of our total expenses supports research and local patient services
such as family support groups, financial assistance and education programs. The Society
invests more than $71 million annually in blood cancer research. Included in that
tremendous figure are projects totaling more than $6.8 million at UNC-Chapel Hill and
Duke University. Since its founding, the Society has awarded more than $600 million in
research grants. This important science has doubled and tripled the survival rates for
blood cancer patients in the last 40 years. One Society sponsored grant has led to great
achievement through the discovery of the “miracle pill” Gleevec, keeping one type of
leukemia, CML, in long-term remission.
If you would like additional information about the Society or the North Carolina Chapter,
feel free to contact us at 919-367-4100 or visit our Web site at: www.lls.org/nc.