LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2012) – The Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society named Mark Milburn, vice president of Jewish Cancer Care, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, the corporate chair of its 2012 Light The Night® Walk; the LLS annual fundraising event held each fall to raise money for cancer research and patients.
Milburn will lead an executive leadership committee that consists of proven leaders within their industries. Members of the committee consist of Jennifer Washle-Bisig Impact Group, Channing Underhill-Northwestern Mutual, Eric Hardin-Neace Lukens, Robert Armstrong-Wells Fargo Advisors, Meredith Lavin-Underhill & Associates, John Poe-Bardstown United Methodist, and Billy Reed-Honorary Member. The committee, under the direction of Milburn, hopes to contribute a significant portion of the $500,000 the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society plans to raise during the 2012 Light The Night campaign.
LLS holds walks each fall in more than 200 communities across the United States and Canada. Participants at the walks carry illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of those who have died – to honor and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer. In the Louisville and Southern Indiana area, the walk will take place on Saturday, Oct. 6, on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park.
Light The Night Walk is the largest cancer fundraising evening walk in the country, attracting more than 250,000 participants annually. Because of fundraising efforts like Light The Night, LLS is the single largest nonprofit contributor to blood cancer research. Additionally, LLS provides more than $20 million in financial aid and co-pay assistance to cancer patients annually. 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.
“The 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 Andrew Settle, Light The Night campaign manager.
For information on the Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, contact Andrew Settle at 502-719-0550 or visit www.lightthenight.org/ky.
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 www.lls.org or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572.