HOUSTON, Texas, November 28. ON October 29, 2006 Gulf LSC swimming team, Klein Aquatics, participated in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Light the Night" walk around The Woodlands Market Street. For three weeks prior to the event, the swimmers collected donations totaling more than $1,300. On the evening of the event, the swimmers, their families, and coaches walked along with other supporters and cancer survivors approximately two miles carrying illuminated balloons.
"Light The Night" is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's one-to-two-mile evening walk held in communities across the country to commemorate lives touched by cancer and celebrate cancer survivorship. Cancer patients and survivors carry illuminated white balloons while supporters carry illuminated red balloons, creating a sea of hope, perseverance, and progress.
Funds raised by teams of co-workers, friends, and families support the Society's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.