Sutter Health Park Launches Health Events with ‘Light the Night’
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. – At the newly renamed Sutter HealthPark, Sutter employees, clinicians and community members gathered to support acause close to the heart of many: leukemia and lymphoma.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Greater Sacramento AreaChapter’s “Light the Night” event was the first Sutter-sponsored communityevent at Sutter Health Park, home of the Sacramento River Cats. As the presentingsponsor of “Light the Night,” Sutter Health was represented by members of its executiveleadership team, cancer specialists and hundreds of employees, who were thereto celebrate the occasion and help shine light on the fight againstlife-threatening blood diseases.
“We had an incredible turnout, not just from Sutter employees and their families, but the entire community,” said Michael Carroll, M.D., medical director of the Blood & Marrow Transplant Program at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. “This Light the Night event helped to bring further awareness to the hundreds of thousands of patients with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders. More importantly, the event raised funds to support patients and their families as well as laboratory and clinical research. Together, we can help find a cure for these diseases.”
When Sutter Health announced the naming rights to the homeof Triple-A Baseball’s Sacramento River Cats, it announced a partnership withthe River Cats and the greater community to bring more health-related awarenessand services to the area. With this premier event, Sutter Health Park is now servingas a community gathering space that actively promotes health and wellnessthroughout the year. Other plans include health and wellness programming andlocal events from walks and runs, to health screenings, flu immunizationclinics and more. During the season, attendees will see even more cause-relatednights and nonprofit community partners featured and supported in their missionand activities.
“Thank you to everyone who joined in and supportedSacramento’s Light the Night,” said President and CEO of Sutter Health SarahKrevans. “Sutter Health was proud to sponsor this very special event and walkalongside thousands of families, friends, colleagues, patients, caregivers andcommunity members to support and remember all those touched by leukemia andlymphoma. The light, warmth and support everyone generated at the eventtogether delivers hope, and the thoughtful donations of so many people willhelp advance life-saving research to benefit cancer patients and their families.”
For more information on the Sutter Health-River Cats collaboration,goto this story in the Newsroom.