Sept. 25, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Boilermaker softball team raised more than $1,700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through its participation in the Light The Night Walk on Sept. 19. Thanks to the support of family, friends and fans, the Boilers raised $1,710 in 2013.
The team is in its fourth year raising money for the event and had raised more than $11,000 the previous three years combined, including more than $6000 in 2012.
The Light The Night Walk is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's evening walk and fundraising event. It is the nation's night to pay tribute and bring hope to thousands of people battling blood cancers and to commemorate loved ones lost.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) funds lifesaving research that has contributed to major advances in the treatment of blood cancers and treatments for other types of cancer, such as chemotherapy and stem cell transplants. New targeted therapies that kill cancer cells without harming normal tissue are providing drugs and procedures that are improving quality of life.
In fact, in 2009 alone, LLS researchers were conducting more than 90 clinical trials, a critical step in the development of new treatments and cures that will help patients live better, longer lives.
The Boilermakers, under head coach Kim Schuette, are in the midst of an 11-game fall ball season. The team will take on Danville and South Suburban College on Sunday. Purdue takes on SSC at 1 p.m. and Danville at 3 p.m.