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This Saturday is Team Russo's Light The Night Walk 2010

Posted Nov 01 2010 10:26am
This Saturday, November 6th is the Boca Raton Light The Night Walk. We will be walking with Team Russo once again.

I would like to take a moment to share an exciting opportunity with you! Whether you have followed my blog or are new, you know that I am a two time survivor of AML Leukemia and a bone marrow transplant. I would like to invite everyone to join my team, "Team Russo" as we Light The Night with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this Saturday, November 6, 2010. This year I am the adult honoree and will be speaking at the event. It is a wonderful way to celebrate my "new birthday" of November 13th- which will be exactly one year since my transplant.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk is a national fundraising campaign to commemorate and celebrate lives touched by cancer. The unique feature of this walk - it is a 2 mile evening walk! All "Champion For Cures" fundraising participants carry an illuminated balloon during the Walk, red for supporters, white for cancer patients and survivors and a gold for teams walking in memory of a loved one. Prior to the walk, everyone is invited to share in food, live entertainment, children's activities and more! This year's Light The Night Walk will take place on Saturday, November 6th at the Sunset Cove Amphitheater in Boca Raton from 5:00 - 8:00pm. There are two ways in which you can become a part of this magical evening
Join the "Team Russo" team by becoming a Walker & Fundraiser. If you would like to become a fundraising team member on the team, please visit our Team Page at: and scroll to the "Join Team" section at the bottom of the page. Once you join the Team, you will receive an email from LLS with details on how to login to your personal fundraising website. You may use this site to send out emails to your family and friends, asking them to join the team with you or to make a donation to support your fundraising efforts. You can find useful fundraising tips & information in the "fundraising toolbox" on your website.

There is no registration fee to join Light The Night Walk! LLS does encourage all walkers to become a "Champion For Cures" by fundraising, personally donating or collecting funds to reach the $100 level or higher. As recognition for having $100 or more registered in your personal fundraising account by the Walk, you will receive a commemorative LTN Walk T-Shirt, LTN Illuminated Balloon & Champion For Cures wristband to allow you access to the refreshment area at the Walk. See our ideas on how to raise $100 or more. Please remember, LLS encourages everyone to raise at least $100, however, the more you raise, the more incentives you will earn and the closer you will bring us to a CURE. Visit their website to see a list of fundraising incentives.

Support the "Team Russo" team by making a Donation. If you are unable to attend and participate in the Walk, but would like to make a donation to support the efforts of the team, please visit my website: and click on the "donate now" button to make your donation. All donations are tax-deductible. Every dollar counts, no amount is to small.

The Walks are a means of creating public awareness about blood cancers and their devastating effects on families. Light The Night also raises funds to help support the LLS mission of finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improving the quality of life of patients and their families. Please join us as we work toward a CURE! I thank you in advance for your support.

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