Raising Awareness for MountainView Hospital’s Light the Night Fundraising Efforts
Since 1996, the dedicated staff members of MountainView Hospital have maintained the highest standards of quality care for our patients. We are a community-minded hospital that strives to promote wellness among our neighbors in Las Vegas. One of the ways our hospital supports our community is by joining in the fundraising efforts of Light the Night. Patients, family members, and staff members are encouraged to join in our efforts for this worthy cause.
What Is Light the Night?
The Light the Night Walk is a fundraising initiative that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The funds raised through these walks go toward the fight against blood cancers. The Light the Night Walk takes place every fall. Almost 200 communities across the country, including Las Vegas, participate. Walkers come together and carry illuminated lanterns during these evening walks. The length of the walks varies from city to city, but it usually takes participants less than one hour to complete a walk at a leisurely pace.
How Is the Money Used?
The funds that are raised by the team at MountainView Hospital and other teams across the country directly fund crucial research initiatives to develop innovative therapies and treatments for blood cancers. The funds also support patient advocacy services to improve patients’ access to treatments. Through the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, blood cancer patients have access to free support programs, events, and educational materials, along with one-on-one patient assistance at the organization’s Information Resource Center. Last year, walkers raised more than $18.8 million to support blood cancer patients and the search for new treatments.
The Light the Night team at MountainView Hospital invites Las Vegas residents to join our team for the upcoming walk on November 7, 2015. You can visit the fundraising page for our hospital to join as a walker or to donate to the team Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network. For general information about our hospital services, including emergency care, stroke care, and robotic surgery, you can contact our Consult-A-Nurse line at (702) 233-5300.