Oct. 23, 2007
Aston, Pa. - The Neumann Men's Ice Hockey Team traveled to Penn's Landing on September 29 and to participate in the 9th annual Light the Night Walk to help fight cancer. Funds raised are invested toward cancer research, patient services and other activities to save and prolong the lives of people with leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Last year the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter raised over $1.25 million. With this year's target set at $1.4 million, the hockey team was excited to help the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter reach their goal.
People from all across North America walk every fall holding illuminated balloons- white for survivors and red for supporters. The event includes music, food, and other activities. For the second year in a row, the hockey team will join the walk. "Not only is this an opportunity for us to support a great cause, but it shows the community that winning hockey games isn't our only concern," says Lincoln Schrock, the 2007 Knights' assistant captain, who has helped coordinated the Knights' off- ice events. Schrock adds, "They run the event effectively and efficiently. I was impressed with the Walker Welcome guide giving the team easy access to information, registration, and a donation package."
The Society invested more than $486 million in research already and amassed a total of $61.6 million in 2006. With more than 785,000 Americans suffering from leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma, every donation helps. Over 37% of the funds are spent on research and patient and community service while the other 26% is used for public health and professional education. To help survivors, supporters, and those who lost their lives to cancer, the Neumann Ice Hockey Team surely has taken a "step" in the right direction.
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