Cancer research organizations have made tremendous strides in developing treatments for various forms of the illness, improving the prognoses of many affected individuals over the years. To further their vital efforts, and in line with the Company’s core value of being selfless in serving the community, DLC employees supported the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s recent “Light the Night” Walk.
Hundreds of people – including 54 DLC employees, family members and friends – walked together along the 1.5-mile route on Oct. 10 in support of blood cancer patients, survivors and those who have lost their battles.
“The event commenced with a really nice ceremony where they explained the meanings behind the various colored lanterns – gold for those who have lost their battle, white for survivors and red for supporters,” said Darcie Orr, Senior Sourcing Specialist. “Everyone had their lanterns turned off at first, and then we all turned them on one color at a time. It was a sea of lights as far as the eye could see. It was truly amazing to witness.”
Duquesne Light raised $15,237 this year, placing in the top 10 of corporate fundraising teams in Pittsburgh and contributing to the more than $1 million raised in total, a record for the local organization. DLC also exceeded its own fundraising goal and beat last year’s contribution by more than $2,000. This achievement is thanks to both employee participation, smaller supporting fundraisers and DLC’s matching contribution.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
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