Leslie M. Kuizema

:: News & Events > Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - Light the Night

The Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual, nationwide walk to raise awareness and funds to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Leslie participated in the walk with gusto, from her first year of diagnosis, to her final year when she crossed the Brooklyn Bridge in a wheelchair. Lawrence intends to continue fundraising in her memory each year to keep her spirit alive. Team Shamrock is named for Leslie's transplant date: St. Patrick's Day, 2003.

2017 Light the Night

Team Shamrock Total Donations: $3,230

2016 Light the Night

Photos from the 2016 Manhattan walk.

Team Shamrock Total Donations: $4,850

2015 Light the Night

Photos from the 2015 Manhattan walk.

Team Shamrock Total Donations: $4,700

2014 Light the Night

Photos from the 2014 Manhattan walk.

Donations Breakdown

Team Shamrock: $4,905
"Employees On 12" (Lawrence's Company Team): $300

Total: $5,205

2013 Light the Night

Between Team Shamrock and corporate teams, we broke $100,000 in donations since we started walking!

Photos from the 2013 Manhattan walk.

Donations Breakdown

Team Shamrock: $4,130
"Employees On 12" (Lawrence's Company Team): $255

Total: $4,385

2012 Light the Night

Nearly a dozen AOII alumni sisters walked with us this year!

Photos from the 2012 Manhattan walk.

Donations Breakdown

Team Shamrock: $4,850
"Employees On 12" (Lawrence's Company Team): $1,041

Total: $5,891

2011 Light the Night

After a couple years of team building, Lawrence's company team really took off. Sibling company participation, a senior manager's personal endorsement and a concert ticket raffle inspired 16 walkers to collect more than the past 2 years combined.

Photos from the 2011 Manhattan walk.

Donations Breakdown

Team Shamrock: $4,730
"Employees On 12" (Lawrence's Company Team): $4,048

Total: $8,778

2010 Light the Night

Photo from the 2010 Manhattan walk.

Donations Breakdown

Team Shamrock: $4,485
Kantar (Lawrence's Company Team): $870

Total: $5,355

2009 Light the Night

Donations Breakdown

Team Shamrock: $5,305
Kantar (Lawrence's Company Team): $1,754

Total: $7,059

2008 Light the Night

Lawrence changed jobs, and did not have a company team and matching donations, but your donations were again quite generous! The old company team at Carat not only continued, but the company also did a walk sponsorship.

Photo from the 2008 Manhattan walk.

Team Shamrock Total Donations: $6,321

2007 Light the Night

Your wonderful donations helped us raise $20,000. Thank you so much! The winner of the iPod for highest team fundraiser was Rachel Sanderson, an AOII alum, who selflessly donated the money back to the team. A generous last-minute donation from an old high school classmate of Leslie's put us at exactly 20k.

Photos of the 2007 Manhattan walk.

Photos of the 2007 Chicago walk.

Donations Breakdown

Team Shamrock Individual Donations: $10,303
Carat Cares (Lawrence's Company Team): $4,697
Carat Matching Donations: $5,000

Total: $20,000

2006 Light the Night

Photos of 2006 the Manhattan walk.

Donations Breakdown

Team Shamrock Individual Donations: $10,672
Carat Cares (Lawrence's Company Team): $5,155
Lawrence's Matching Donations: $5,000
Carat Matching Donations: $7,500

Total: $28,327

Leslie's aunt and cousins also raised over $2,000 for the Chicago LTN walk, for a total of over $30,000 in Leslie's name.

Previous Years

Leslie had been a Bright Star fundraiser for the LTN walk, raising over $17,000 in her four years of participation.

2005: $5,628

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2004: $5,167

2003: $5,887

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2002: $1,000+

   

 

Leslie's First LTN Walk in 2002