Light the Night Walk

As an organization dedicated to members of the military, the Olmsted Foundation understands what it means to lose people close to you. The Foundation has lost two Scholars from Leukemia and Lymphoma: Colonel Robert Yablonski (OSC '80) and Captain Steve Murphy (OSC '96). Colonel Yablonski had served as the Executive Vice-President of the Olmsted Foundation. Captain Murphy passed away while serving as Chief, Strategy and Alignment Branch, Surface Warfare Division, Navy Staff, Pentagon.

After Colonel Yablonski’s passing in 2009 the Foundation began participating at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk. Scholars and Olmsted supporters continue to walk in the event in honor of Colonel Yablonski and Captain Murphy.


Light the Night 2017

This fall the Olmsted Foundation will sponsor its ninth "Light the Night" team. This year’s walk will again take place at the Reston Town Center in Reston, Virginia, on Friday, October 13th.  The Olmsted Foundation team will walk in memory of Colonel Yablonski and Captain Murphy, and in support of the fight against leukemia and lymphoma.  Last year, over 35 Olmsted Scholars, their families and friends walked and raised over $21,000.

Please visit our team page to join the team or to make donations and contribute to the 2017 fund drive.

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