OP Boys Light the Night in Verona

Mr. Martin

Logan Drone, Staff Writer

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Last Saturday, October 13th, six Oratory students went to Verona for a very special night in the OP community. This night is known as the Light the Night walk, where people all throughout New Jersey unite in an attempt to fight cancer. OP graduate Joe Marzella ‘14, a leukemia survivor, started this special tradition for OP and it has blown up in the OP community over the last 5 years, with many individuals supporting his family and LLS (leukemia lymphoma society), an organization which sponsors the walk and tries to find a cure to the cancers of leukemia and lymphoma. Each attendant is given a lantern to represent what they stand for; red represents a walker who is there for support, yellow represents a walker who has a relative who has or had Leukemia or Lymphoma, and white represents a walker who has Leukemia or Lymphoma, or someone who has successfully beaten these cancers. This walk allows OP students to stand up for their brother, Joe, who had to suffer through this awful disease. Today, Joe has successfully beaten Leukemia and he is as strong as he ever was. If you would like to donate towards Joe and LLS, the link is as follows: https://pages.lightthenight.org/nj/Verona18/themarzellafamilyandfriends

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