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Light the Night Walk to Fight Blood Cancers

 

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Light the Night Walk
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Keyvan Azami serves as head of fixed income derivatives trading technology with Bloomberg LP, a software and media company. Outside of work, Keyvan Azami participates in and supports the annual Light the Night Walk benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

As a fundraising event, Light the Night raises money for blood cancer research and provides information and educational materials to patients.

Light the Night Walks take place all over the United States. They reach close to 200 different communities across the country, and each person raises an estimated $250. Participants who raise $1,000 or more become members of Light the Night’s Bright Lights Club. In a show of gratitude, Light the Night offers participants incentives depending on the amount they raised.

To participate, individuals can choose to be either a walker or a sponsor. As a walker, they raise funds, and then join the walk carrying a lighted lantern. Walkers can go alone or in a team. Those who choose not to walk can still support Light the Night by sponsoring a walker.

For more information about joining a Light the Night event, visit registration.lightthenight.org to see a list of participating cities.

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Light the Night Walk 2016 in New York City

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Based in New York City, finance professional Keyvan Azami guides the development of derivatives trading and exchange technology at Bloomberg, LP, and international business firm. Away from the office, Keyvan Azami engages in a variety of charitable endeavors, including his involvement with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For nearly 70 years, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has operated with a focus on identifying cures for all forms of blood cancer. The organization supports its research and outreach by hosting frequent national events and campaigns, such as the Light the Night Walk.

The Light the Night Walk provides an opportunity for the community of individuals who suffer from leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease and their families to unite across the country. During the walk, participants carry a lantern of one of three colors representing patients, survivors, and those who have lost their lives.

In October 2016, the Light the Night Walk will take place in three of New York City’s Boroughs: Staten Island, Manhattan, and Queens. Registration is open and fundraising efforts have begun; for more information, visit www.lightthenight.org.