CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Sept. 22, 2015 /CNW/ -- Hikvision® USA, the North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, has partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), helping the organization fund cancer research and provide support to those affected by the disease. On September 19, Hikvision USA employees and their families participated in the Light the Night Walk at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, an event that raised over half a million dollars to fund therapies and treatments that save lives.
With a focus on funding cancer research and providing access to medical care, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has quadrupled blood cancer survival rates over the past 40 years. LLS-funded research has led to many of today's most promising advances, including targeted therapies and immunotherapies. The Light the Night Walk is one of the organization's most impactful fundraising efforts: over $495 million has been contributed by Light the Night participants and donors since 1999. The event gets its name from the lanterns carried by team members and cancer survivors during the walk.
"It's a truly amazing sight to see, as survivors and their families walk in solidarity and harmony surrounded by illuminated lanterns that signify strength, honor and hope," said Michael Shumard, executive director of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Orange County Inland Empire Chapter. "We so very much appreciate all of the support of our participants, volunteers, donors and corporate sponsors. Without them, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society wouldn't have been able to achieve the medical breakthroughs and milestones that have already helped so many."
Anna Boudinot, content manager for Hikvision USA, served as the team's Light the Night Walk captain. "The walk, along with our fundraising campaign, have been wonderful opportunities to witness the generosity of my colleagues at Hikvision and the support from our business partners, families, and friends," she remarked.
Hikvision's commitment extends to a second Light the Night event, in Los Angeles on October 10. They encourage anyone who is interested in supporting LLS to donate via their team website, http://pages.lightthenight.org/calso/UCLA15/teamhikvisionusa.
"Among the great accomplishments that Hikvision has made in North America is our dedication to social responsibility," stated Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada. "We believe that giving back to the community is an important aspect of building positive relationships with our employees and customers, and we are honored to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their cause."
To learn more about Hikvision, visit booth 2153 at the ASIS International Seminar and Exhibits, held in Anaheim, California from September 28 through October 1.
To learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, visit http://www.lls.org.
Hikvision is the world's leading supplier of video surveillance solutions. Featuring the industry's strongest R&D workforce, Hikvision uses its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities to design and develop innovative standard- and high-definition cameras, including a variety of IP cameras, analog cameras, and cameras featuring the latest in high-definition analog technology. Hikvision's product suite also includes digital video servers, hybrid and standalone DVRs, NVRs, and other elements of sophisticated security systems for both indoor and outdoor use.
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For further information: Alex Asnovich, Director of Marketing, Hikvision USA Inc., [email protected], +1 312-576-1025, http://www.lls.org