Sponsoring San Antonio’s Light the Night Walk by Katherine Deck-Portillo
On a crisp, October evening, many will gather at Hemisfair Park to celebrate, honor, and remember loved ones who have been touched by cancer. Cancer is something that has affected many, and ADKF takes pride in being a sponsor of this year’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk to help fund treatments for patients. From their website: hearing the words “you have cancer” is one of the darkest moments, and their goal is to bring “light and warmth” through the community by funding research and providing support to cancer patients and their families – thus Light the Night.
Each year, ADKF chooses a cause that is near and dear to ours and our client’s hearts. In past years, we have teamed with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Purple Stride and the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in remembrance of ADKF staff and loved ones. This year, ADKF was asked by our client, Louis Hoch of USIO (formerly Payment Data Systems), to participate in a cause that meant something to them. He was named the Corporate Walk Chair of the 2019 San Antonio Light the Night. ADKF was more than happy to help a great cause and support our client and Light the Night. We were honored to present them a check on August 9, 2019.
The annual fundraising campaign brings together teams of family, friends, and co-workers one night all across the nation. The LLS is the largest nonprofit dedicated to creating a world without blood cancers. They’ve invested $1.3 billion in cancer research since 1949, funded over 250 grants globally, and provided more than $431 million in co-pay financial assistance.
Please feel free to join the community on October 12, 2019, starting at 7:45 PM, downtown in Hemisfair Park. Registration for the Light the Night Walk can be done on their website (click here). If you are unable to attend, monetary donations are accepted as well.