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Light The Night Walk Hits Goal of $816,000

Sept. 28, 2012 -- On Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, the Gateway Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosted their 14th Annual Light The Night Walk.

Fundraising teams consisting of 10,000 friends, family members and co-workers walked in this event, which will fund lifesaving research and support for people battling blood cancer. Their efforts culminated in an inspirational and memorable evening walk.

"We had 456 teams fundraising for this event, but on Sept. 28 they became one team for one goal: to help patients with blood cancers live better, longer lives by finding a cure," says Debbie Kersting, Executive Director of the Gateway Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Light The Night, which raised $816,000, was possible in special part to multiple community partners, including:

Ameren Corporation, Energizer, Clear Channel Radio St. Louis, Fox 2/KPLR 11, Hubbard Radio St. Louis, Nidec Motor Corporation, Radio One St. Louis, 550 KTRS, Emerson, MEMC, Centene Corporation, David C. Pratt Cancer Center, Express Scripts, FedEx Office, Friends & Family of Dixie Shadow, Graybar Foundation, Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis Blues, UPS, Worldwide Technology, CBS Radio St. Louis, Emmis Communications St. Louis, AT&T, BJC Center for Lifelong Learning, Delmar Gardens, Edward Jones, Esse Health,  Hunter Engineering Company, LMI Aerospace, Peabody Energy, Polsinelli Shugart, S & H Parking System LLS, SLU Cancer Center, St. Louis Children's Hospital, Stifel Nicolaus & Company Inc. and VITAS

For additional information on Light The Night, contact Debbie Kersting at 314-660-9956 or or Kelly Wahl at 314-878-0780 or

Tom & Izzy

Tom Voss (Light The Night Corporate Chair & Chairman, CEO and President of Ameren)
& Honored Hero Izzy (Age 7) lit the night with hope.

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.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.


last updated on Wednesday, October 10, 2012