Salesforce has announced that it is partnership up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to support the 2017 Light The Night, a local walk that commemorates individuals in the Bay Area that have been touched by cancer.
It also funds lifesaving research, and support for people battling blood cancers.
This fundraising campaign brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, and loved ones lost to the disease. It also provides access to treatments for blood cancer patients, while also shining light on the importance of finding cures.
John Greene will serve as the 2017 San Francisco Light The Night Chairperson. He is the Vice President of Customer Centric Engineering at Salesforce and an AML survivor.
“I’m honored to be this year’s Corporate Light The Night Chairperson and to do what I can to encourage individuals and organizations in the Bay Area to join in the fight against cancer. Giving back is interwoven into the fabric of Salesforce’s culture, and our leaders, employees and community inspire me every day.”
Greene led Salesforce in the 2011 Light The Night to benefit LLS, pulling together a team of walker and raising $60,000 in just a few weeks. These funds went into research and support of cancer patients and their families.
He also spearheads the companywide initiative at the company that has over 30 Salesforce hubs participate in Light The Night worldwide, while Salesforce itself becoming a presenting sponsor second year in a row.
Last year, the company executives and employees raised in excess of $2.1 million for the organization.
As for the walk, it is a family-friendly, non-competitive two-mile route, accessible to all fitness levels.
You can find out more about all that is planned about the event here on the official website.