GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greg Williams, a lawyer with Carruthers & Roth, has been named corporate walk chair for the annual Light The Night Walk in the Triad for the Western North Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Williams today hosted business leaders at a breakfast at the Embassy Suites in Greensboro to encourage sponsorships and employee participation for the event, to be held Oct. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Country Park in Greensboro.
Over 53,000 patients died of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2006, with leukemia alone causing more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under age 20.
Working to raise money and awareness to fight those blood cancers are 66 chapters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, a nonprofit in White Plains, N.Y., that has invested over $486 million in research since it was formed in 1949.
The Western North Carolina chapter, based in Charlotte, raises $2.1 million a year through special events and from individual donors, and provides services for patients and families.