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John Thomas Financial

August 23, 2010 06:00 ET

John Thomas Financial Invites You to Join the JTF Team in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's 2010 Light The Night Walk

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 23, 2010) -  John Thomas Financial, a full service broker dealer offering client-centric retail brokerage and investment banking services, invites family, friends, and members of the public to participate in the 2010 Light The Night Walk with the JTF Team on October 14th in Manhattan. Light The Night is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) nationwide evening fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer. The October 14th Walk begins at 7:00pm at Pier 17 (Fulton St. and South St.) following an opening and remembrance ceremony and continues with a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.

John Thomas Financial has pledged financial resources to support the ongoing work of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's mission: cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families and to create public awareness about blood cancers and their devastating effects. Join the JTF Team in support of research and awareness efforts for this important cause. Registration to join the JTF Team is open and will continue through October 14, 2010.

Many Wall Street firms will participate in the Light The Night Walk alongside the JTF Team including Goldman Sachs, Barclay's Capital, Credit Suisse, and JP Morgan, among others. 

"John Thomas Financial is honored to be able to make a direct contribution to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for research and patient services, and we encourage others to join us in making a difference," said John Thomas Financial CEO Thomas Belesis

Every 4 minutes one person is diagnosed with a blood cancer. An estimated 137,260 people in the United States will be diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma in 2010. New cases of leukemia, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin lymphoma and myeloma will account for 9.0 percent of the 1,529,560 new cancer cases diagnosed in the United States this year. 

In 2009, LLS' Light the Night Walk raised nearly $40 million nationally. LLS played an integral role in providing critical funding in developing Gleevec, a molecularly targeted treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). Many CML patients, who once may have considered their diagnosis terminal, are now leading normal and healthy lives because of Gleevec -- it has been dubbed a "miracle cancer pill" and has resulted in a 95% survival rate.  

"This is a universal cause that affects individuals from all walks of life. We are proud to be amongst philanthropic business leaders and encourage others to join us in making a difference by joining the JTF Team in the 2010 Light The Night Walk," said Belesis.

Questions? Please visit www.lightthenight.org/nyc , call 212-376-5141 or email ltnnyc@lls.org.

About John Thomas Financial
John Thomas Financial, member of the FINRA and SIPC, is an Independent Broker Dealer and Investment Banking firm headquartered in New York City's Wall Street district. Emphasizing a client-centric approach to managing all aspects of its business, the firm offers a full complement of retail brokerage and corporate advisory services tailored to the unique needs of its clients. For more information on the firm, please visitwww.johnthomasbd.com.

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