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Classic’s Lauren Mecum Spearheads Light The Night

Monday, October 27, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Charlotte – Classic’s Digital Prep Specialist Lauren Mecum spearheaded participation for the October 18th Light the Night fundraiser held in Charlotte, a walk which began at the BB&T Ballpark.   Light the Night honors those who have lost the battle to leukemia and/or lymphoma disease and fight for those who are still living with the disease.  Furthermore, the event increases awareness of leukemia and lymphoma disease with all monies raised being put toward finding a cure.  

“I had a few goals, one of course being to raise money to help a wonderful cause in hopes of finding a cure,” begins Mecum. “The other was to support a close friend, Tyler Dickson, who lost her grandmother and best friend, Becky Queen, 3 years ago to Leukemia. She was only 69 years old. It is thought that she got leukemia through the radiation treatment she received for her multiple run-ins with breast cancer.  Tyler and her sisters discovered the walk and decided to do it to support their grandmother. Becky passed away just one month before the first walk. I walk both in memory of her wonderful grandmother as well as to support the cause.”

Volunteers carry lighted objects such as lanterns and necklaces to light up the night. The streets are safely blocked and the walk begins.

“Our goal was to raise $250 and together we raised $400! Almost two-thirds of those donations came from Classic Employees. I didn’t realize how many people I work with each and every day have been touched by leukemia or lymphoma and hearing their stories made me even more passionate about the cause.”

 

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