Sometimes it takes one gentle word or small token to help hold back the darkness. On June 13, National Random Act of Light Day encourages us to bring light into the lives of someone we know with cancer, by surprising them with an act of kindness!

Receiving the news that the diagnosis is cancer is one of the darkest moments a person can have.

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I've personally been there. You all have heard me talk about my Mom-Mom, Marie, who passed away in January. It almost seems unfair at times that the strongest and most amazing women I know, was taken by such a careless disease. During her last few months, our family actually decided to embark on a journey together called The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk.

Just to give you a little background, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.

The LLS mission:
Cure leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.

So, as part of theThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk fundraising campaign, National Random Acts of Light Day takes part in the fundraising by shining a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients!

Credit: Rachel Marie TSM

How can you take part?

Easy! Share your Random Acts of Light on June 13 (that's today) and throughout the year.   You can also share your Random Acts of Light via social media by using the hashtag: #RandomActsofLightDay 

You can also create or donate to specific team pages  for the upcoming Light the Night Walk's in South Jersey! One on September 29th in Seaside Park, the other on October 14th in Cherry Hill.  Be creative! My family has created a donation page in honor of Mom-Mom called "Ma Marie's Spaguidos and Meatballs" LOL

Credit: Rachel Marie TSM

To Learn more about The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s National Random Acts of Light Day, Light the Night Walks and other campaigns and follow them on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

So today, take a friend fishing or bring them their favorite cup of coffee.  Sometimes a visit, a walk or even a call will give them the sparkle they need to bring light into the room.

Share your #RandomActsofLightDay pictures with us too! And if you know someone who is in need or is doing a daily dose of good, share the story with us on our Facebook page!

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