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Light The Night Goes Overseas

Posted by lynnesmith in The LLS Blog, 22 May 2015 · 65 views

People take part in Light The Night Walks in nearly 200 communities across North America , but this year they were even joining up in Tokyo!

Sydney, an American teenager who has grown up in Tokyo as an expatriate, wanted to plan a walk for her bat mitzvah project. More than just a volunteer service commitment, the Light The Night Friends and Family Walk on May 9 was held in honor of her mother Aimee, a lymphoma survivor. In her appeal to friends and family in Tokyo to walk and help raise funds, Sydney credited The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and its supported research for helping her mom beat the disease.

More than 80 family members and friends attended, raising nearly $9,000 to help LLS continue its pursuit to save more lives and cure blood cancer. Sydney and her mom are thankful to be giving back and know they have much to celebrate.

Light The Night has also been traveling to London in recent years as part of a partnership with Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The October 2014 event on Canary Wharf has raised almost $1 million over the last three years.

For more information on hosting or participating in a Light The Night Walk, click here.

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