September 6, 2002

Light the Night is Sept. 19

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Dr. John E. Chapman received his 35-year pin during the Kick-Off celebration for Employee Celebration Month. Chapman was Dean of the School of Medicine for 25 years before retiring in 2000. (photos by Dana Johnson)

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is recruiting a team for Light the Night, a fund-raising walk to benefit the work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The 1.5-mile walk at Granny White Park in Brentwood will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.

Light the Night walkers who raise a minimum of $25 in sponsorships will carry an illuminated balloon around the park — white for cancer survivors and red for all others. T-shirts, sweatshirts and other gifts are awarded for raising higher amounts.

The event is family-friendly, with face painters, clowns and “moon walks” for the children. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are also welcome.

Proceeds support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s activities to fund medical research, support government advocacy and patient assistant programs, advance medical education and provide important public education.

The Society estimates that more than 640,000 adults and children are living with a blood-related cancer. Someone new is diagnosed every five minutes and someone dies from one of these diseases every nine minutes.

For more information about joining Vanderbilt’s Light the Night team, call Cynthia Manley at 936-5855 or e-mail,