UW women's golf participates in fighting blood cancers


ON WISCONSIN <b>Coach Todd Oerhlein holds a red balloon to honor his mother at the Light the Night Walk</b>
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Coach Todd Oerhlein holds a red balloon to honor his mother at the Light the Night Walk
ON WISCONSIN

Sept. 24, 2012

MADISON, Wis. — The women’s golf team participated in an event very near and dear to its heart on Friday by attending the Light the Night Walk benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The team first began participating in the event several years ago when former assistant coach Lori Murphy’s son was diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma at age seven. Murphy’s son beat the disease, but Murphy is still grateful for the team’s ongoing support.

“I’m very honored and thankful that the {team] has continued to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk,” Murphy said. “It’s a wonderful night for the team to bond and raise funds for a great cause.”

At the event, the team walked together and carried illuminated balloons that symbolized bringing light to the dark world of cancer. Proceeds from the event support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s efforts to fund blood cancer research, education and patient services.

Head coach Todd Oehrlein participated alongside his golfers at the event. For Oehrlein, the event has additional meaning. Oehrlein’s mother was diagnosed with lymphoma and is currently living with the disease.

“The Light the Night Walk is a special event and we’re proud to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,” Oehrlein said. “Blood cancers have impacted people very close to our program and this night has special meaning.”

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