2022 Light The Night event poster

The Savannah/southeast Georgia area of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a global leader in the fight against cancer, has announced that Memorial Health has joined LLS’s 2022 Light The Night® campaign as the Presenting Sponsor. Light The Night, an annual fundraising event that aims to create a world without blood cancer, will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Memorial Health Campus in Savannah.

Culminating in over 100 evening events each fall, communities across North America will join together at Light The Night carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer – white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

The funds raised through Light The Night are used to support LLS’s mission priorities: Research, Education & Support and Policy & Advocacy. Through campaigns like Light The Night, LLS has invested more than $1.5 billion since its inception in research to advance breakthrough therapies.

“We’re thrilled to have Memorial Health return as the presenting sponsor of this year’s 2022 Light The Night,” said Amanda Yancey, executive director at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Georgia-South Carolina Region. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society generates and delivers hope in a time of despair, a community in place of loneliness and lifesaving research and support for cancer patients and their families.”

Despite the progress, more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive five years after their diagnosis.

To form a Light The Night team or to learn more, please call the Georgia-South Carolina Region at (404) 720-7900 or visit https://www.lightthenight.org/events/savannahsoutheast-georgia

Blood cancer patients and their families can contact the LLS Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., ET.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, NY, LLS has regional offices throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the LLS Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., ET.

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