10 The QUEE NS Courier • health • OCTOBER 1, 2015 for breaking news visit www.queenscourier.com ▶health File Photo The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will hold its annual “Light the Night” walk in Forest Park on Oct. 3. ‘Light the Night’ in Forest Park this weekend BY The QUENS COURIER STAFF firstname.lastname@example.org/@QueensCourier Hundreds of people will put their best feet forward to fight cancer on the night of Oct. 3 during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Light the Night Walk” through Forest Park. The annual walk raises tens of thousands of dollars for the society’s efforts to research and treat leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers that affect thousands of people nationally every year. Participants walking on their own or as teams of family members, co-workers and friends will walk two miles through the park carrying flashlights and balloons colored red for society supporters, white for blood cancer survivors or gold for those walking in memory of someone who lost their battle with blood cancer. The LLS set a goal of raising $225,000 for the Forest Park walk; as of Tuesday, according to its website, the society is 44 percent of the way there. The Forest Park Light the Night Walk begins at 5:30 p.m. with check-in followed by a remembrance ceremony at 6:15 p.m. A formal opening ceremony at 6:45 p.m. precedes the walk’s start. Everyone is expected to cross the finish line at about 8:30 p.m. is a proud partner of the American-Italian Cancer Foundation’s Mobile No-Cost Breast Cancer Screening taking place at: 103-02 Northern Blvd. Corona, NY 11368 Saturday, October 10th 9:00am - 4:30pm Eligibility Criteria for those with health insurance: Woman age 40 and older New York City Mailing Address No mammogram in the past 12 months Eligibility Criteria for those without health insurance: Woman age 50 and older New York City Mailing Address No mammogram in the past 12 months An appointment is necessary Please call 1-877-628-9090 Funded by a grant from NY Department of Health Cancer Services Program. Additional funding provided by the generous support of the New York City Council, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, NYS Assembly, GreaterGood.org, the RAR Foundation and individual patrons.
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