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Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 8:22AM
Laurie Brady - Webmaster

Community encouraged to support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s  Light the Night of Mid-Michigan Midland, MI

Walkers will gather in Downtown Midland at The Tridge for a leisurely 1.5 mile walk as a celebration of fundraising efforts and in support of family and friends affected by blood cancers. On October 4 participants can expect a supportive and memorable event with pre-walk activities including a bounce house, rock climbing wall, balloon animals and more plus visits from special guests Lou E. Loon and authentic Storm Troopers.

Event organizers, Joslyn Damore Chulski and Lora Stevens, are excited about the enthusiasm from the community and particularly want to recognize their sponsors, to-date: Covenant Healthcare, Kerkau Manufacturing, Monark Equipment, Dow Chemical Employees' Credit Union, Pat's Gradall Service, Inc., Lighthouse Rehabilitation and Ieuter Insurance Group. Additional kudos to the employees of Burlington in Saginaw and PVH stores in Birch Run, West Branch and Howell whose fundraising dollars will also benefit the local Walk.

Chulski says "We couldn't have done it without them, we are currently at 45% of our goal of $50,000, which is unheard of for a first time Walk. We have additional fundraising efforts coming up, including one with our partner, Michigan Blood. They will be hosting blood drives at their fixed sites in the Great Lakes Bay Region from September 29-October 4 where they will give our Walk $10 for every person who attempts to donate blood."

Keep up-to-date on activities and to find out more about participating in this Light the Night Walk, visit the Light the Night Walk of Mid-Michigan page on Facebook or register to walk at http://pages.lightthenight.org/mi/midmi1414.

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest non-profit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.  To learn more visit www.lls.org

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