On Thursday, September 25, 2008, beneath a beautiful Colorado night-time sky, the employees of Bachus & Schanker joined hundreds of others in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night 5k walk around Denver’s Washington Park.
The group rallied in support of one of our own, Dan Patterson, who is a survivor of Multiple Myeloma and the current president of Colorado Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA). Bachus & Schanker, the founding partners and employees made donations of over $4,500 including the proceeds of a bake sale and individual and corporate fundraising efforts. And as an inspiration to us all, Dan raised over $26,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
While many of us at Bachus & Schanker have had our lives touched by cancer, one of our case managers, Courtney had special motivation to walk on Thursday. Just that very day she found out that the daughter of a close family friend was diagnosed with Leukemia. This little girl is only three years old and faces two years of chemotherapy among other challenges.
What is The Light the Night Walk?
The Leukemia Lymphoma Society relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to fund its lifesaving research, patient information and support programs.
Light The Night Walk is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. People form teams of friends and family or co-workers. They raise funds for cancer research and bring help and hope to people battling cancer.
On Walk night, they gather in cities and towns across North America. Walking in twilight, they hold illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters, gold in memory of a life lost. More than a walk, the evening is a supportive community gathering that includes music, food and family activities.