Walk of Light

Parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, children, grandchildren, and babysitters recently gathered at The Green Vale School in Old Brookville, New York for a very simple event. Members of the pre-K class participated in a walk/run designed just for them and helped raise much needed funding for bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients.

Pre-K class with 4th grade buddies

Pre-K class with 4th grade buddies

The pre-K class, accompanied at different times of the day by their 4th grade buddies and members of other classes, walked or ran a course lined with flags they created themselves and enjoyed food and drinks prepared by school staff and volunteers. The event was dubbed the “Walk of Light” because the children carried flashlights with them. Everyone concluded the day by remembering all they had done, where the money raised would go, and what their favorite part of the walk/run was.

All together, the “Walk of Light” raised almost $2,500 which was divided among patients chosen from The Bone Marrow Foundation’s Lifeline Project. The children knew that the money they collected would help these patients and their families pay for food, medicine, and transportation to the doctor, as well as childcare for family members who have to stay at home.

Our deepest appreciation goes out to everyone who helped make this simple fundraiser such a success!

If your school, community, or religious organization would like to support patients, contact us.

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About The Bone Marrow Foundation

Founded in 1992, The Bone Marrow Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for bone marrow, stem cell, and cord blood transplant patients and their families by providing vital financial assistance, emotional support, and comprehensive educational programs. The Foundation is the only organization of its kind that does not limit assistance to a specific disease, type of transplant or age range.

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