The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk is an annual event dedicated to shining a light on the urgent need for cures for blood cancers. During the walk, survivors and patients carry white lanterns, gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory, and red lanterns are carried by supporters. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has been able to invest over $1 billion into research, but there is still more work to do. Despite this great progress more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive even five years after their diagnosis.

The 2018 Light the Night Walk Mission Chair is Dr. Mohamad Cherry, Director of Hematology at Morristown Medical Center’s Carol G. Simon Cancer Center. 

“We need your help to save more lives,” said Dr. Cherry, who is principal investigator of multiple clinical trials and has performed groundbreaking research in the development of new therapeutics for relapsed and refractory blood cancers. 

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This year’s walk will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 4:30 to 8:30pm at the APX Corporate Center 412 Mt. Kemble Avenue in Morristown.

To sign up to walk, become a sponsor, or learn about Light The Night and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please visit, www.lightthenight.org/new-jersey.