Oct. 16, 2009
For the fourth year, the University of Wisconsin women's golf team participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's "Light the Night Walk" held Thursday, Oct. 1 at Madison's Olin Turnville Park.
The team joined over 850 walkers who braved the elements to support research, provide patient and family assistance, and raise awareness through advocacy efforts for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Unfortunately, minutes before the walk was to begin, lightning in the area canceled the actual walk. The walks are held in the fall in various cities all over the country.
The UW Women's Golf team raised over $2000
The team's involvement in this cause is personal. Head Coach Todd Oehrlein's mother, Sue ,was diagnosed with lymphoma in the past year. Assistant Coach Lori Murphy's son, Sean ,is a survivor of Burkitt's lymphoma, having been diagnosed in 2000. Coach Murphy is serving as the Capital City walk's Honorary Chairperson for the second consecutive year.
"The walk is an inspiring event, where over 850 walkers come together to offer their support and carry lighted balloons, honoring survivors and honoring the memory of loved ones," Murphy said. "I'm proud that our team chooses to be a part of such an awesome cause! They do a great job!"