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Young Professionals Shine Bright for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is a global leader in the fight against blood cancers.

The moment you or your loved one is diagnosed with cancer becomes the darkest moment of your life. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night exists to honor cancer survivors and bring hope to patients, giving them the support and advocacy they need in their time of darkness.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) challenged its community to raise $5,000 for cancer research as part of its Young Professionals Executive Challenge.

Below, we highlight the top fundraisers who went above and beyond to raise critical funds to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.


1. Nicole Albstein

A headshot of Nicole

2. Dustin Riedesel

A headshot of Dustin

3. Courtney Berry

A selfie of Courtney at the Light The Night event


Kate Albrecht, e.Republic

Missy Bergen, Deltek

Jacob Biss, Spangler Subaru

Tracy Buss, Alexis' Angels

James Calvert, Ally

Nick Carrion, Private Advisory Group

A small child holding an unlit paper lantern

Michael DiGiorgio, BWI Group

Allie Dudenhoeffer, Cigna

Amber Duwe, MediRevv

Patrick Fitzgerald, Burke Beverage

Lea Fosbenner, PNC Bank

Jillian Fredericks, Colliers International

A mother and her son smiling at the camera while holding unlit paper lanterns

Kiley Gorman, MiQ

Leticia Hernandez, EXOS Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine

Sean Holleran, First National Bank

Julie Karg, Walk This Way for Steve

Samantha Kase, Internal Data Resources (Atlanta)

Jimmy Khun

A crowd holding up lit paper lanterns at night

Michaela Loucks, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Rachel Mallette, DecisivEdge

Taylor McInturf, James Cancer Center

Emmalee Morris, Skanska

Laura Natoli, New Jersey Pediatric Neuroscience Institute

Maureen Olsen, Deuterman Law Group

A woman holding out an unlit paper lantern during the day

Sophia Palles, Triangle Business Journal

Jeff Parkins, Acertara Acoustic Laboratories

Daniel Patton, SailPoint Technologies

Kendra Paul, Huntsman

Ashley Pou, Ernst & Young

Amy Raad

A man and a woman facing away from the camera showing the back of their shirts which read "survivor"

Omeed Rahimi, EncepHeal Therapeutics

Sylvia Randazzo, Randazzo's Pizzeria

Hannah Reynolds, University of Wisconsin — LLS at UW

Scott Roby, Aimbridge Hospitality

Sasha Rocke, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ben Sadeghipour and the Hacker Community, NahamSec

A woman standing in front of a crowd holding up lanterns, her eyes filled with emotion

Magdalena Sawicka, Goldman Sachs

Tanya Scalisi, J/PR

Patty Sharpe, The Woodshed

Kelly Sizemore, Kimley-Horn

Meredith Smith, Novant Health

Riley Somers, FAT Brands Inc.

Four people posing side by side, holding unlit paper lanterns

Tiffany Statler, Hebrews 6:19

Arielle Urvater, Seven Starling

Adelyn Van, Kaiser Permanente

Benjamin Verney, Jones Day

Jake Wesley, PNC

Cedric Williams, SoCalGas

An excited crowd holding up lit paper lanterns at night

Margeaux Wolberg

Kelly York, Smith Leonard

At Light The Night, people gather to celebrate, honor, and remember the lives affected by cancer. Funds go to research, advocacy, and patient support. Join us in the fight against cancer.

All images via The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.