FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010 ? The Alabama Gulf Coast Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has named its corporate chairs for the 2011 Light The Night® Walk, the LLS annual fall fundraising event to raise money for cancer research and patient services.
Co-chairs for the 2011 Walk both hail from Regions Bank: Bill Horton, North Central Alabama Area President, and Denise Canfield, Head of Branch Support and Branch/ATM Delivery.
LLS holds walks each fall in more than 200 communities across the United States and Canada. Participants carry illuminated balloons ? white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold to remember those who have died ? to honor and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer. In Birmingham the walk will take place on October 13 at The Summit.
?Light The Night is a great way to build team spirit among employees as they get involved in an activity to help those in need,? said Canfield.
?We are honored to serve as co-chairs and look forward to encouraging commitment from local businesses and corporations,? said Horton.
The funds raised through corporate and individual contributions help to find cures and better therapies for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin disease and myeloma, and to provide information, education and support for patients and their families.
?Light The Night Walk gives hope to patients and their families and lets them know they are not alone in their battle against cancer,? said Noralyn Hamilton, Executive Director of Alabama/Gulf Coast Chapter.
To find out more about forming a team or participating in a Light The Night walk, contact the Alabama/Gulf Coast Chapter at 205-989-0098, or www.lightthenight.org
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