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Light the Night

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Pace physician assistant students didn't just participate in the Light the Night walk on September 18. They raised more than $11,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and were recognized as part of the 10 Grand Club, alongside huge organizations like JPMorgan Chase, Ralph Lauren, and EY.

Kudos to the Pace PA students who are raising awareness of leukemia and lymphoma and raising funds to help patients with these illnesses. The team was recognized at the Light the Night walk and is part of the "10 Grand Club," along with companies like JPMorgan Chase and Ralph Lauren.

The students raised over $11,000 in less than two months. Students participated in the Light the Night walk on September 18 in New York City. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency. Their mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients. According to the organization, the funds raised by Light the Night participants will help advance more breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients like targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them, and immunotherapies that use a patient’s own immune system to kill cancer.

A special thanks to everyone who contributed funds and to our faculty who joined our team in the walk. This was a great opportunity to bring our class together and support a meaningful cause. Our class looks forward to being involved in many life-saving initiatives as we become PAs.

Karen Giraldo, PA-S Class of 2016