November 14, 2018
The Johnson Architecture team has surpassed its 2018 fundraising goal for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk to become the second-ranked corporate team by dollars raised for the Oct. 25 event in Knoxville.
To date, the 20 members of the Johnson Architecture team have raised a total of $12,667, besting a $10,000 goal and marking the largest yearly donation since the team started participating in 2009. Three individual team members – Colleen Riordan, Jimmy Ryan and Daryl Johnson – are among the top six local fundraisers for this year’s event.
“Since the day one of our team members was diagnosed with a rare blood cancer almost a decade ago, our team has rallied to support Light The Night,” said Johnson, founder and president of Johnson Architecture. “I am proud of our team for raising the bar and then surpassing our fundraising goal this year because I’ve seen firsthand how these donations allow LLS to impact lives and give hope to those battling cancer.”
Now in its 17th year, Light The Night is a one-mile walk in Circle Park on the University of Tennessee campus. Participants carry illuminated lanterns during the walk as supporters, survivors, patients or in memory of loved ones. Individuals and teams raise money for LLS to fund lifesaving treatment, therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and for patient support services and research.
Since 2009, Johnson Architecture has donated more than $84,000 to LLS through Light The Night.