Newton attorney to walk for leukemia research

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:54

    NEWTON-Elizabeth A. Calandrillo, Esq., will take part in the "Light the Night Walk" Sept. 24 to help raise awareness and funds for blood cancer research. The walk is a nationwide event sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Calandrillo asks area residents to support the "Light the Night Walk" by logging on to its web site, for additional information and walk sites. She will walk at the Ramapo College site in Mahwah. Walkers will carry illuminated balloons. White balloons will celebrate the survivors, and red ones will commemorate lives touched by cancer. An estimated 747,465 Americans are living with blood cancers. Leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma are cancers that originate in the bone marrow or lymphatic tissue as the result of an acquired genetic injury to the DNA or a single cell, which becomes malignant and multiplies continuously. This abnormal accumulation interferes with the production of healthy blood cells. Calandrillo, who is active in many community advocacy programs, is an associate at Morris, Downing & Sherred, LLP, Newton.