Vail’s Night Walk to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society |

Vail’s Night Walk to raise funds for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

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VAIL — Night Walk, an event in Vail to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which funds research so that patients can live better, longer lives, will take place Friday.

This year, we will walk in memory of our own Jen Pinkus, ­a beloved Vail community member who lost her battle with Lymphoma, but not before making an impact on our valley that is beyond words.

Also important is to walk this year in memory of Kai Conroy and in honor of Rob Shay. Both Conroy and Shay were diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndromes, a blood disorder that if left untreated can turn into acute myeloid leukemia. Shay is in Denver right now having a bone marrow transplant.

Someone from the Love, Hope Strength Foundation will be at the start of the walk to register people for the bone marrow registry. A simple cheek swab is all that is needed to determine if you could save one of the thousands of patients in need of a bone marrow transplant.

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. and the Night Walk begins at 7:15 p.m. at the Covered Bridge in Vail.

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For more information, contact Marci McCalley at

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