Light the Night

Join Shea Homes’ Fight Against Blood Cancer at Light the Night

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 17, 2018

 

By the time you finish reading this post, someone in the United States will have learned they have blood cancer. That’s according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), whose dedicated mission is to cure the 1.3 million Americans afflicted by blood cancer’s various diagnoses. With over $1.2 billion invested in research across 300 active projects, LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancer. And they need your help.

That’s why Shea Homes® in Arizona is honored to partner with Shea Mortgage®, Academy Mortgage®, Shasta Pools®, and Fidelity National Title Agency® to raise $50,000 for Light the Night, all of which benefits LLS. This series of fundraisers culminates in powerful, nationwide walks as 1 million survivors with their family and friends will join together to illuminate what is often the darkest time in a person’s life. The gathering will have survivors holding white lanterns, those remembering a loved one holding yellow, and supporters of the cause carrying red. Each color – white, yellow, and red – is a motif echoing the blood cells and bone marrow that are affected by these diseases.
Color Coded Lanterns - White, Yellow, RedRegistration for the walk is free, and all are welcome, but LLS encourages anyone to help raise funds for this critical mission. Currently, there is no prevention or early screening for blood cancers. Consequently, LLS has focused its research agenda on discovering cures, which has led to breakthroughs in immunotherapy, genomics, and personalized medicine. Many patients have seen survival rates double, triple, and in some cases quadruple, while LLS has even cured certain blood cancers entirely. Still, more than one third of blood cancer patients do not survive more than five years after their diagnosis, meaning there is a dire need for further research. A small donation can help save a life. It could even be the man, woman, or child that received their diagnosis as you’ve been reading.

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Shea Committed to Giving Back

by Shea Homes Arizona on November 17, 2017

Leukemia and Lymphoma SocietyThe Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is an organization Shea Homes® Arizona holds close to our hearts and this past weekend our family, friends, and co-workers gathered to celebrate and honor those touched by blood cancer at the Light the Night Walk in Phoenix, Arizona.

Leading up to the walk, members of the Shea Homes Arizona team raised funds to help support blood cancer research, with the goal of finding a cure. With the help of friends and so many of our loved ones, we raised over $11,500, surpassing our fundraising goal of $10,000 benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Throughout the walk, survivors held up white lanterns, yellow lanterns were held high in memory of a loved one, while supporters of the cause held up red lanterns. This event is joined by over 1 million people across the United States and Canada in 200 inspirational evening walks annually and this year in Phoenix, there were over 7,000 registered walkers.

If you would like to donate to this organization please visit here: https://donate.lls.org/ltn/donate.
Light the Night Phoenix - Shea Ambassadors

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