College of Business Administration students, faculty, staff and alumni raised more than $17k for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The San Diego chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently announced that the SDSU College of Business Administration was the top corporate contributor to the society’s annual Light The Night event.
$17k for blood cancer research
The group from SDSU, comprised of faculty, alumni, advisory board members, staff, students and their friends and family, raised more than $17,000 to find the cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. Funds raised also help to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Additionally, the college had the largest team of walkers with 161 participants for the society’s Light The Night fundraising walk held Nov. 4, 2011, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Despite the rainy and windy conditions, the college’s team walked the two miles. The SDSU team had approximately 50 more walkers than the second-largest team at the event, from University of California San Diego.
College-wide community service
Light The Night is the first in a series of community service events to be undertaken annually by the College of Business Administration. The next community service endeavor will be announced within the coming months.
About the society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary, nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services.