The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and presenting sponsor Sarah Cannon recently hosted Light The Night Walk’s annual kick-off event, themed “Give Cancer the Boot,” at the Wildhorse Saloon.
Attendees enjoyed a musical performance by songwriter Jeffrey Steele, and WKRN’s Lisa Patton served as the event emcee. Dr. Ian Flinn, director of the hematological malignancies research program at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute, shared insight into ground-breaking research and new treatments that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society funds.
Follicular non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor Jeff Letson shared his personal story, and actor Charles Esten of the ABC hit show “Nashville,” whose daughter is a 12-year leukemia survivor, delivered the closing remarks.
The 15th Annual Light The Night Walk will take place at LP Field on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Other local sponsors of the walk include PathGroup and SunTrust Bank. For more information, or to register as a team or individual, please visit http://www.lightthenight.org/tn/.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Tennessee chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is located in Nashville and provides services and support to patients and their families across the state. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to curing blood cancers. 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, N.Y., LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, please call the Tennessee chapter office at (615) 331-2980 or (800) 332-2980.