NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Over 50 students at New Rochelle’s Albert Leonard Middle School have raised $12,500 to fund Leukemia and Lymphoma treatments.
The ALMS Community Service Club (The Builders Club), in conjunction with the ALMS modified girls soccer team have been participating in the Leukemia and Lymphoma's Light the Night Walk for the last four years.
Last year, the students raised over $6,000. This year members of the volleyball team joined the effort and helped make 2013 the most successful year so far, exceeding the team's fundraising goal by more than 150%.
"It was an amazing night where many of our students were humbled and found new appreciation in all that they have," said Jillian Grey, Community Service Chairperson and ELA Teacher at Albert Leonard Middle School. "Their generosity of spirit made the success of this team possible!"
Grey also coaches ALMS Soccer and NRJV Softball.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients today. LLS is making cures happen by providing patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it's all happening now. Not someday, today.
Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams, and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening Walks in nearly two hundred communities each fall across North America.
The ALMS Community Service Club is still accepting donations at the Light the Night website (http://pages.lightthenight.org/wch/Wstchstr13/AlbertLeonardMiddleSchool)
Funds raised by teams and individual walkers provide:
Lifesaving cancer research
Financial assistance to cover patient expenses for transportation, medication and testing
Free educational materials and events
Programs such as the Patti Robinson Kaufmann First Connection program and Family Support Groups
Advocacy for better treatments and healthcare reform
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Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. During this leisurely walk, Champions For Cures carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. Thousands of walkers-men, women and children - form a community of caring, and bring light to the dark world of cancer.