Ink Technologies and team “Remember the Fallen, Fight the War(ner)” are celebrating another successful year of fundraising for the LLS Light the Night walk, raising over $17,000 in 2014 for the fight against blood cancer! A cure is in sight!
The Light the Night Walk is an event that celebrates the fundraising efforts by teams across the country dedicated to finding a cure for blood cancer. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosts this annual event in various cities across America as a way to remember those we have lost, honor those still fighting, and thank those who are unyielding in their support.
Lanterns are lit as everybody walks along the same path: red lanterns for supporters, white lanterns for survivors, and gold lanterns for the fallen. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has raised millions of dollars over the years which have helped to fund the discovery and development of a number of life-saving drugs that are used today, not only for blood cancers, but many other cancers.
In fact, it was one of those drugs that saved the life of an Ink Technologies employee and daughter of the company’s owners, Robyn Warner. In 2011, she battled Stage IV Lymphoma and has been in remission for over 3 years and counting. That same year operations manager, Greg Gladman, lost his brother-in-law Kevin Newton to the same kind of blood cancer.
Since 2011, our team of family and friends, “Remember the Fallen, Fight the War(ner)”, have participated in the Light the Night walk with sponsorship from Ink Technologies. Nearly $50,000 has been raised over the last 4 years by this team, including $1,000 from the generous support of our customers in 2014. Every $1.00 donation from our customers was matched by Ink Technologies.
Ink Technologies, owners Mike and Linda Davis, Robyn, Greg, and the many family, friends, and co-workers are proud to be among the highest fundraising teams in the tri-state area of Ohio and are determined to continue our efforts to eradicate blood cancer.
Walk as if your life depends on it. Walk because someone’s life does.