The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is teaming up with Stater Bros. Charities for the seventh year of the non-profit’s “Light The Night” fundraising and awareness campaign for the fight against Leukemia, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Myeloma, and Myelodysplastic Syndromes.
With a goal of raising at least $325,000 between June 4 and 15, the campaign is expected to make a big impact on support for programs and services administered by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Last year, “Light The Night” raised $331,462 and the campaign has raised over $1.8 million since it launched in 2008. The funds directly benefit Southern California communities in the form of educational programs, family support groups and informational sessions for healthcare professionals to discuss the disease and ways to find a cure.
This year’s campaign will feature local patients/survivors whose inspiring stories will be on display at Stater Bros. Supermarkets, including three-year old Orange County leukemia patient Audrey Stubblefield. In May 2013 at 20 months old, Audrey was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Positive Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (PH+ALL). Since her diagnosis, Audrey has been receiving wonderful care at Children’s Hospital Orange County (CHOC).
Source: Fullerton Chamber of Commerce