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Light The Night
October, 2015 - Issue #132
"Light the Night" in Support of Blood Cancer Fighters and Survivors
Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) that brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

"Over 1 million Americans are living with blood cancer; every three minutes someone new is diagnosed and every 10 minutes someone LOSES THEIR BATTLE."
Light the Night is a family-friendly event featuring activities for kids, a festival area, inspirational programming highlighting cancer patients and quiet areas for reflection and remembrance. The walk itself is roughly 1.5 miles designed for all ages and fitness levels and takes place in the evening. Survivors carry white lanterns during the walk, supporters carry red lanterns and participants carry gold lanterns in honor or memory of a loved one.

The walk in Santa Clarita has provided hope and support for over a decade - and the fight continues. Over 1 million Americans are living with blood cancer; every three minutes someone new is diagnosed and every 10 minutes someone loses their battle. Leukemia still causes more deaths than any other childhood cancer. The Santa Clarita community has proudly fundraised over $1.8 million through the walk since 2005.

Last year, Light the Night campaigns in the California Southland chapter area raised over $2.4 million toward the mission of LLS, attracted over 10,000 walkers, with campaign materials creating awareness reaching over 100,000 people.

The organization's goal is to see all of those numbers grow and to continue to offer a meaningful, enriching experience to the companies and individuals who participate in Light the Night. In turn, the funds raised through Light the Night will further widen reach toward curing blood cancer and supporting patients and their families.

November 14 at Bridgeport Park
November 14 at Bridgeport Park
Join in & Light the Night!
Join your neighbors in the fight against blood cancers!
The 2015 walk will take place on November 14 at Bridgeport Park. Registration begins at 3pm and the walk begins at 5pm.
888-1153 www.lightthenight.org/los

GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE SCV
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Story

Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers provides affordable quality outpatient healthcare services and programs, health education, community resources and referrals to residents of Santa Clarita Valley, making a special effort to serve the uninsured and under-insured. It is the mission of Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers to never refuse healthcare services to anyone, regardless of their ability to pay. With three primary health centers - Val Verde Health Center, Canyon Country Health Center and Newhall Health Center - they provide immunizations and vaccines, physicals, screening and diagnostic tests, well baby care, preventative programs, family planning, women's health services, treatment of illness and injury and more. This past year, Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers provided healthcare to over 4,400 individuals accounting for over 11,000 patient appointments. The 13th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival, an annual fundraiser, will be held on September 26 in Bridgeport Park. The fun begins at 11am. Find out more by visiting www.sdfhc.org.

MISSION VALLEY BANK IS MORE THAN A COMMUNITY BANK
Mission Valley Bank's local roots run deep, motivated by the desire to be an integral part of the area they serve. A strong community thrives on personal relationships and Mission Valley Bank supports - and is honored to be supported by - the Santa Clarita Valley. Mission Valley Bank is more than just another local bank. They are a full-service, independent, commercial bank that is locally-owned, community minded and relationship driven. They're proud to have earned their reputation as Trusted Advisors. Mission Valley Bank is as dedicated to their customers' success as they are. They appreciate their business and welcome the opportunity to earn yours.
Mission Valley Bank Centre Pointe Business Banking Offices 775-4113
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