It was reported that they are hoping to raise a Million dollars this year at “Light the Night 2013″ , and that more people were drawn to the light at Rye Playland than ever before…. Chris Meyers, the Chief Operating Officer of Houlihan Lawrence was the 2013 Corporate Walk Chair, and he did (as usual) an astounding job. Having lost a 15 year old brother to cancer when Chris was just 2, felt honored to be involved in the event when he was asked over a year ago. What is this charity? LLS or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – blood related cancers.
This past summer, Susan Glasgall, a top Westchester agent was diagnosed with Leukemia, and it brought the importance of being involved in such an event to the forefront once again, and so Houlihan Lawrence honored Susy in the Walk.. Houlihan Lawrence raised and sponsored (as of November 2nd) over $86,000. There was a Houlihan Lawrence tent where delicious wraps were served by the California Pizza Kitchen, and yummy brownies and cookies too.
We all know someone who has succumbed to blood related cancers, and not enough survivors…With our contributions, (and support for our loved ones) will hopefully find more cures. I was saddened to learn that Dr. Mitchell Kaphan had been diagnosed with Mantle Cell Lymphoma, and had been battling the disease for 16 months (now 28 months), and he is winning the battle. “Team Mitch” was very evident last night, and I would like to feel that with the love and support of Mitch’s family, his ability to face all challenges with a smile, will help him in his on going fight. There were so many teams there last night… too many teams..
The event started at 5 p.m. and was organized to perfection. Live music, sponsor tents galore, teams galore…a child’s ‘zone’ too.. Rob Astorino, County Executive who was so instrumental in 2012 in allowing the event to take place at the Westchester County Center as Rye Playland was flooded because of “Sandy”. So many people were honored and remembered.
Westchester is GREAT!