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On Saturday, October 1st, the Iona College lacrosse team volunteered at the Light the Night Walk at Bear Mountain State Park in Orange County to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The team assited in distributing t-shirts and sweatshirts to participants, blowing up balloons, helping serve refreshments, and selling red wrist bands with the proceeds benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Food and Entertainment were provided through the Light the Night organization. At 7:00 announcements were made as well as the banner judging contest. An hour later the walk around the Bear Mountain Lake began. Participants all held lit balloons Ė white for survivors and red for supporters. After the walk there was a laser light show.

Iona sophomore Amy Colon's family recently received bad news that their 16-year old son Markie was diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoma. He is currently undergoing treatment and will be doing so throughout the fall. Markie will be entering his junior year at Nanuet High School, N.Y. where he has been a member of the football and lacrosse teams.

It was an amazing event and the team was thrilled to be a part of the Colon’s special day. The girls are looking forward to returning to volunteer our time next year and want to thank everyone who generously contributed towards the $1,475.00 raised to support the cause.

Pictures from this event: (Click image for larger view)

Jackie and Rachel O'Leary, Maureen Sweeney and Roxanne Monte in their 'Team Relentless' T-Shirts

Members of team help destirbute T-Shirts at Light the Night

Gail Zonghetti and Katie Cavanaugh help sell bracelets for the cause

The banner contest

Group photo at Bear Mountain State Park

The baloons to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The team with Markie Colon

After the Light the Night walk around Bear Mountain Lake

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