SUNRISE, Fla. – Sunrise Sports & Entertainment and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced today that Florida Panthers president & COO Michael Yormark has been named the walk chair for the 2010 Light The Night Walk in Broward County. The 2010 Light The Night Walk in Broward County will take place on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Huizenga Plaza in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.
Yormark will begin his chairmanship by hosting the Light The Night Corporate Breakfast on Wednesday, June 2 at 7:30 a.m. at the Hyatt Pier 66 in Ft. Lauderdale. For more information contact Sheriann Namer at 9547445311 or Sheriann.Namer@lls.org.
In addition, the Florida Panthers have pledged their support for LLS and Light The Night as a supporting sponsor, while SSE employees will enter a walk team for the event. Yormark and the organization’s support is part of SSE’s Contract with the Community including employees’ recent pledge to donate over 1,500 hours of community service each year.
“I am thrilled and honored to serve as walk chair for the 2010 Light The Night Walk in Broward County,” Yormark said. “As someone whose personal and professional life has been impacted by cancer I feel a great responsibility, on behalf of myself and the Florida Panthers organization, to do whatever I can to raise awareness and support for Light The Night, and the fight against blood cancers. In addition, I am excited to honor the Florida Panthers’ commitment to the local community through LLS and this wonderful cause.”
“We’re so pleased Mr. Yormark has stepped into this key role in support of LLS,” said Joanne Davis, executive director of the Southern Florida Chapter of LLS. “We’re very thankful for his personal support as well as the support of The Florida Panthers.”
Title sponsor of Light The Night for a second year in a row is The Harry T. Mangurian Jr. Foundation, along with Presenting Sponsor Citrix Systems. Supporting sponsors of Light The Night include Baptist Health, Broward Health, Citi, CLA Landscaping. Clear Channel Miami, Costco, CVS/ Caremark, Exquisite Catering by Robert , First Path, the Florida Panthers, GA Ink, Galanga, Gordon Biersch, Holy Cross Hospital, Hyatt Pier 66, Mack Multimedia, Memorial Healthcare System, Mobile Mike, Nana’s Stromboli, Panera Bread, Quest Diagnostics, Sedano’s Supermarkets, Vitamin Water and Vitas.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 64 chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $680 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. To find out about forming a team, becoming a corporate sponsor, or selling “balloons” in support of the Light the Night Walk, contact Sheriann Namer at the Southern Florida Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 954-744-5228 or visit www.lightthenight.org <http://www.lightthenight.org> .
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