Mr. Stack has been named the Corporate Chairman for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk
ATLANTA -- (May 4, 2009 ) – R. Timothy Stack, president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare, will host an executive breakfast on Wednesday, June 3rd to ask other leaders in the Atlanta community to join him in his fight against blood cancers. The event will be held at the new Piedmont Outpatient Center, Piedmont West Medical Office Park, 1800 Howell Mill Road (at I-75). Mr. Stack has been named this year’s Corporate Chairman for The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Light The Night® Walk to be held in Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at Centennial Olympic Park.
At the event, Mr. Stack will encourage Piedmont Healthcare employees, as well as all Atlanta companies, to form corporate teams and participate in the Light The Night Walk.
“I look forward to encouraging the companies and individuals in our community to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through this year’s Light The Night Walk,” said Stack. “The event is a wonderful way for organizations to bring their employees together and, more importantly, make a significant difference in the lives of those who have been diagnosed with blood cancers.”
While advances in treatments have vastly improved survival rates for some forms of blood cancer, more than 53,000 patients died of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma last year. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under age 20.
“Tim is a perfect fit for our Corporate Chairman.” said Dick Brown, Executive Director of the Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “His company is in the business of saving lives every day and we are proud to have him on our team to help save the lives of the thousands of people here in Georgia who are diagnosed with a blood cancer. His participation, along with that of business leaders in our community, is vital to our efforts to make a difference.”
In Georgia, Light The Night’s fundraising efforts have grown from $460,000 in 2003 to more than $1.6 million in 2008. During the event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the two to three mile walk routes. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of someone carry gold balloons. This year, The Society will host five Light The Night Walks throughout Georgia. For more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/ga or call 404-720-7900.