October 1, 2004 -Members Credit Union (Winston-Salem, NC) helped “light” Greensboro’s night sky in an incredible effort to raise money, awareness, and hope for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Over 600 walkers carrying illuminated balloons walked around Greensboro’s Country Park. $3,585 of that money came from Memebers Credit Union member donations and walker sponsorships.
“It was a very emotional evening for myself and my husband,” reflected MCU’s Kristen Faulkner, whose son, Ethan, has Leukemia. “(It was) so awesome to see so many people out to support each other.”
Ethan, 3, rode on his father’s back for most of the walk, the balloons flickering off the pond as they walked by.
“He brings us hope,” said MCU’s Matt Davis, “While I could not be more proud of the $3,500 we raised for blood cancer research, what really makes an event like this worthwhile is little Ethan. We want to help find a cure, yes…but we also want to help give him a reason to smile every day. We succeeded that night.”

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About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society     The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has provided more than $358 million for research specifically targeting blood cancers.
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