Pace University’s PA students recently raised an impressive sum for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: more than $11,000 in less than two months.
Students participated in the Light The Night walk on Sept. 18 in New York City and received special recognition for raising more than $10,000. Other teams in this category included JP Morgan Chase and Ralph Lauren. The Pace team was the only university group to be part of the “10 Grand Club.”
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest nonprofit that is dedicated to funding blood cancer research, and to provide education and patient services for blood cancer. Its mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients.
According to the organization, the funds raised by Light The Night participants will help advance more breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients, such as targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them and immunotherapies that use a patient’s own immune system to kill cancer.
A special thanks to everyone who contributed funds and to our faculty who joined our team in the walk. This was a great opportunity to bring our class together and support a meaningful cause. Our class looks forward to being involved in many life-saving initiatives as we become PAs.
Karen Giraldo is a first-year student in the Pace University PA program.