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Each year, Duquesne Light and its employees join together to help raise funds to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The organization, which is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer, is committed to curing the disease and improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

This year, DLC raised more than $16,000 in support of LLS. This was accomplished through a variety of activities, including participation in the annual Light the Night Walk and Over the Edge events, as well as internal fundraisers and a Company sponsorship.

Annual Light the Night Walk a Success
As in previous years, DLC again joined the local LLS chapter in their annual 1.5-mile walk, which gathers both supporters and survivors to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer. This year’s event was held on Thursday, Oct. 11 at Heinz Field.                                                                                  

Hundreds of people – including 45 DLC employees, family members and friends – participated. DLC hosted a pre-event gathering for employees and their families on the North Shore lawn before the Walk began.

“Over the Edge” Takes Fundraising to New Heights
Not many people would agree to rappel 22 stories down the side of a building, but for a good cause, three DLC employees were up for the challenge.

On Friday, Sept. 28, they descended down the historic Koppers Tower on Grant Street in an effort to raise funds and awareness for LLS. To participate in this exciting event, individuals were required to raise a minimum of $1,500 in support of LLS. Duquesne Light supported their efforts by contributing $5,000 to be a rope sponsor.

To learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s impactful efforts, click here.

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