FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution has been directly affected by cancer in the last year, with several long-time supporters, front office staff and defender Kevin Alston diagnosed with various cancers.
To help support research and the on-going race for a cure for blood cancers, the Revolution is joining the greater New England community at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual Boston Light the Night Walk at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, on the historic Boston Common (Charles St., Boston, Mass.).
The Revolution has created a corporate team to participate in the Light the Night Walk, and is seeking fans and those affected by cancers to join and help fundraise on behalf of the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation.
SIGN UP FOR THE REVOLUTION TEAM: http://pages.lightthenight.org/ma/BostonL14/NERevolution
Revolution staff and various players’ wives and girlfriends will join the Revolution’s team, which will be showcased with a special banner at the walk. Every member who signs up to walk as part of the Revolution’s team will receive red, white and blue glow sticks and necklaces at the walk.
The team’s top fan fundraisers will be eligible to win prize packages including tickets in the Putnam Club, pregame field passes or a VIP player meet & greet and. The top fundraiser will also be honored in a pregame ceremony at the Oct. 4 match against the Columbus Crew. The Revolution Charitable Foundation will match the first $2,500 in donations received by the team’s walkers.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is Alston’s charity of choice as he joins millions in the fight against blood cancers. In April 2013, Alston was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), a rare but treatable form of leukemia. While CML does not yet have a cure, Alston has managed his health and has returned to the field.