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  • Despite Reorganization By LLS, Newtown Will Have 2014 Light The Night Walk

    While organizers of the tenth Relay For Life of Newtown are in their home stretch this week, making final preparations for their 12-hour event taking place May 31–June 1 at Newtown High School, organizers of a similar event are beginning to ramp up their annual efforts.

  • ‘Stuck For Buck’ For Pennies For Patients

    Newtown Middle School students had the opportunity last month to attempt to stick technology education teacher Don Ramsey to the wall with duct tape during lunch waves, as part of a fundraiser by the school’s Interact Club for Pennies for Patients.

  • LLS Team In Training Session Cancelled For Newtown, Other Options Open

    Want to get in shape? Help fight cancer? Meet like minded people?

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) offers Team In Training (TNT), an endurance sports program for all ability levels. Participating in running, walking, cycling, triathlon and hiking events benefit life saving cancer research and honor the patient heroes of LLS. Whether one is planning to lace up their sneakers for the first time since high school, or looking to set a personal best, LLS Team In Training has the training plan and support team to get you there.

  • LLS Team In Training: Learn How To Train To Beat Blood Cancer

    UPDATE (February 12, 11:30 am): This program has been cancelled due to the storm expected to arrive in the area by early Thursday.

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    Want to get in shape? Help fight cancer? Meet like minded people?

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is hoping to hold a Team In Training Newtown informational meeting on Thursday, February 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at Dunkin Donuts, 6 Queen Street.

  • Light The Night Illuminates Blood Cancer Issues

    An estimated 400 people attended the Connecticut Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night fundraising event held from late afternoon into the night on Saturday, September 28, at Fairfield Hills.

    Kristen Angell, the LLS Light The Night/special events campaign manager, said September 30 that the organization is well on its way to reaching the $88,000 fundraising goal set for the Fairfield Hills event.

  • Yoga For A Cure Fundraiser Held

    For the second consecutive year, Amie Meleshkewich of Flow To Fit Yoga helped Light The Night Team “AHH…Always Have Hope!” raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) through a Yoga For A Cure fundraiser, held Friday, September 13.

    A donation of $25 was requested for each participant, with all proceeds to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Each participant also received a Light The Night gift bag and bottle of water.

  • LLS Light The Night Walks An Ongoing Mission For Local Woman

    The first Light The Night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in Newtown took place at Newtown High School in the fall of 2009, organized by Sandy Hook Resident Ginny Chion with the help of Newtown High School Athletic Director Gregg Simon.

  • Bowling For LLS, August 17

    NEW MILFORD — Katherine James, team captain for the Dear Jack team registered for the 2013 Newtown Light the Night Walk, has organized an event to raise money for her team. Join in unlimited games of bowling at Lore’s Lanes, 145D Danbury Road in New Milford, on August 17, from 4:30 to 7 pm.

  • Light The Night Walk Returning To NYA To Help Fund Lifesaving Research, Honor Blood Cancer Patients

    Blood cancer survivor and Newtown resident Sandi Kessman, and her family and friends, are determined to help build awareness about the approximately 1,012,533 people in the United States living with a blood cancer. She will be among those showing their support by participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Newtown Light The Night Walk on Saturday, September 28, at Newtown Youth Academy, 4 Primrose Lane.

    Registration begins at 5 pm, there will be a Remembrance Ceremony at 6:15, and the walk begins at 7 pm.