SOURCE: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Eastern PA Chapter

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Eastern PA Chapter

September 30, 2010 17:41 ET

Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Names Cephalon Presenting Sponsor for Light The Night Walk in Chester County

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) - The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) announces that Cephalon, Inc. is serving for the first time as presenting sponsor of the 2010 Light The Night walk of Chester County, Saturday, October 2, 2010, at the Wilson Farm Park in Chesterbrook, PA. Proceeds will benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, of Eastern Pennsylvania, a nonprofit organization that supports blood cancer research and provides patient services.

Cephalon has supported Light The Night for several years, beginning at the local level, and has committed to expand their support at the national level through 2011. For the first time in 2009, Cephalon supported LLS as a National sponsor and raised approximately $185,000. Funds raised by Cephalon and the thousands of other participants in the Light The Night walks play a pivotal role in allowing LLS to provide blood cancer education and financial support for research, treatment, and patient support. In addition to National sponsorship, LLS is proud to announce Cephalon as a local presenting sponsor of Chester County. Along with the Cephalon's commitment to blood cancer research, their employees have been working tirelessly to recruit approximately 150 participants locally for the Chester County Light The Night walk. Nationally, Cephalon employees and their friends and family members will join Light The Night walks in their communities and walk together this fall.

"Cephalon's commitment to LLS is invaluable, and the company-wide fundraising efforts are truly remarkable," says Sarah Lindenmuth, Light The Night Director. "Light The Night is a meaningful initiative for all, including senior leadership."

About the Chester County Light The Night Walk
This walk takes place on October 2, 2010 at Wilson Farm Park, in Chesterbrook, PA. It is a non-competitive, two-mile, walk. Registration and pre-walk entertainment, such as music, refreshments and family-friendly activities, begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by a remembrance ceremony at 5:45 p.m. and the evening walk beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, please call Kirsten Bostrom, Campaign Coordinator, 610-238-0360 ext 261 or email her at Kirsten.bostrom@lls.org . To make a lifetime of difference today, visit www.lightthenight.org/epa or call (877) LTN-WALK to register.

About Cephalon, Inc.

Cephalon is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and bringing to market medications to improve the quality of life of individuals around the world. Since its inception in 1987, Cephalon has brought first-in-class and best-in-class medicines to patients in several therapeutic areas. Cephalon has the distinction of being one of the world's fastest-growing biopharmaceutical companies, now among the Fortune 1000 and a member of the S&P 500 Index, employing approximately 4,000 people worldwide. The company sells numerous branded and generic products around the world. In total, Cephalon sells more than 150 products in nearly 100 countries. More information on Cephalon and its products is available at http://www.cephalon.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kirsten Bostrom
    610-238-0360 ext 261