Last week, more than 25 InventHelp employees and the company’s well-known caveman mascot, CAVEY, joined thousands who attended the Pittsburgh Light the Night Walk, a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). Held at Heinz Field on Pittsburgh’s North Side, the walk brought together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors, as well as those lost to the diseases, and to shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
“The generosity and kindness of Pittsburghers has been well catalogued over the years,” said Robert Susa, President of InventHelp. “We’re hard workers, and always willing to give a hand when needed. So too is the spirit of community service among the InventHelp’s employees.”
CAVEY and InventHelp employees hosted a social media tent, where they took fun pictures, posted them to InventHelp’s Flickr Photostream, and gave out goodies. InventHelp’s favorite caveman was happy to pose for photos with walkers during the event.
Monies raised through The Light the Night Walk fund breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients, provide free educational materials, support programs and events as well as helps ensure access to treatments and access to personalized assistance through the LLS information resource center.
As awareness grows and research is conducted into leukemia, lymphoma and all blood cancers, it often happens that someone close is affected directly or indirectly. “My dad is a Lymphoma survivor,” said Chris Rosleck, Director of Intromark, InventHelp’s sister licensing company. “I’m currently dealing with the same disease.” Chris panicked when his father was diagnosed. “I feared the worst,” he said, “and my wife had a similar reaction when I was diagnosed.” That’s why Chris attended the Light the Night Walk. “It’s an opportunity to spread the word about successful treatment and survivors.” He hopes that everyone who hears about the walk will understand that there is treatment and that remission is real. Chris adds, “Cancer is a battle that can be won.”