When you or someone you love hears the words “You have cancer…” it’s one of the darkest moments in your life. Our hope is that no one has to hear those words again.
TargetCW took up the fight against cancer by joining forces with Light The Night, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual community event to celebrate survivorship and to remember loved ones who lost their battle with cancer. Light The Night was on November 3rd, at Waterfront Park in Downtown San Diego. Large and small companies, businesses and organizations form teams and walk each year to illuminate the night in support of the search to end cancer. During the walk, walkers carry illuminated lanterns in three colors: white lanterns are carried by survivors; red lanterns by supporters; gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
LLS is at the forefront of the fight to cure cancer. Compared to other blood cancer nonprofits, LLS is the largest funder of cutting-edge research to advance cures. They have invested more than $1.2 billion in research and are leaders in advancing breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics and personalized medicine. This research saves lives. These revolutionary new treatments, originally discovered through blood cancer research, are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers.
TargetCW loves what LLS is doing and what they stand for. Not only were we a sponsor for the Light the Night Walk, but the TargetCW family spent months raising funds for this amazing event. We held fundraising projects like yoga classes, paint nights, and even throwing pies at each other! We were joined at the events with friends, family, and our furry friends! When all was said and done, TargetCW raised over a whopping…
These funds will go towards cutting-edge research and providing support services to patients and their families during their cancer journey requires resources. In order to fuel the LLS mission, they need participants like us to help raise critical dollars. Here are just a few examples of how these funds make a difference:
- In communities across the country, LLS support groups provide patients and their families with a place to listen, learn and share with others in the same situation.
- Cancer can be overwhelming but help is just a phone call away. LLS information resource specialists help educate and empower patients with individualized disease information and treatment options.
- In 2016’s fiscal year, LLS invested $49.3 million in blood cancer research. LLS funds breakthrough therapies for for treating blood cancers and saving lives every day.
A special thank you goes out to everyone that helped us raise such a monumental donation. Thank you for your generous giving, hard work, and support. We could not have done this without you! At TargetCW, we believe that we can truly make a difference if we work together! Here’s the great news – you can still donate!
To make a donation please visit https://pages.lightthenight.org/sd/SanDiego18/targetcw
Click on the play button below to watch a recap from the Light the Night event!