We are proud to announce that one of our five Partners, Carl Vulcan, CPA, has served as this year’s chair for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Western Alleghenies Light the Night Walk”, an annual fundraising event that occurred at the Pitt-Johnstown Campus on Saturday, October 4, 2014. In addition, our Firm Administrator, Sandra L. Frantz, was named a member of the walk’s Executive Committee.
We have been involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the “Light the Night” Walk for decades, serving as corporate sponsor for the event. Several of our employees have personal ties to blood cancer survivors – those diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease and MDS – and ties to those who have tragically lost their lives fighting those diseases.Mr. Vulcan and fellow staff members have worked tirelessly over the years to raise funds, promote involvement, and participate in the Johnstown walk. Additionally, Mr. Vulcan has served as Treasurer of the Western PA/WV chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for the past 12 years.
I’m proud to serve as Walk Chair for the walk. We are determined to make a difference whenever possible to the community we serve. We’re gratified to see that significant advances have been made discovering new and improved blood cancer treatments. But, until a cure is found, there’s still much work to be done.
“We are very grateful for Carl’s leadership and dedication,” states Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Executive Director, Tina Massari. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest organization dedicated to curing blood cancers and improving the quality of life of those impacted by these diseases. One million people in the US have blood cancers. Every five minutes someone is newly diagnosed; every nine minutes, someone dies. Carl’s
longtime commitment to The Society’s mission of helping local patients and their families make him the ideal leader for our Light the Night Walk.”
This year, Mr. Vulcan and Catanese Group worked to garner more support from other businesses who wished to serve ascorporate sponsors and volunteers. Their goal is not only to continue to engage staff members in the event, but to inspire others outside of our firm to join in on the effort.
The Light the Night Walk includes music, food, entertainment and children’s activities. Participants carryilluminated lanterns to light the night with hope that a cure for blood cancer is found in our lifetime. To learn moreabout participating in the walk, contact The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 412-697-2852 or register for the walk at www.lightthenight.org.