Some 4,500 people participated in the recent Miami Light the Night Walk by the Southern Florida Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, raising $850,000 which doubles the amount raised in 2011. Seventy eight percent of all moneys raised goes directly to research for cures for blood cancers.
The Miami Tower was lit in gold, red and white — the colors of the balloons carried by the Walkers: gold for those walking in memory of loved ones lost to cancer, red for supporters and white for survivors.
The Walk was led by Lisa Gaeta, national board chair of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and by Light the Night Miami Walk chair Ralph E. Lawson, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Baptist Health South Florida.
The Top Friends and Family team was Team Luke and the Top individual fundraiser was Larry Kahn with Lowell Homes. The Top Corporate team was Baptist Health South Florida.
The Walk included food and activities for children and families, music by DNR, a band featuring local physicians, a Remembrance Ceremony for loved ones lost to cancer, and the Walk itself followed by fireworks, dessert and dancing.
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