Light­ing the night with bal­loons of hope: LLS walk

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An­thony Ha­mawy, pres­i­dent of Cruise.com’s fam­ily of brands, has been named the 2013 Broward chair­man for the an­nual “Light the Night” walk, hosted by the Leukemia & Lym­phoma So­ci­ety (LLS) South Florida and Puerto Rico Chap­ter.

The event takes place Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Huizenga Plaza, 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Laud­erdale, on the south­east cor­ner of Las Olas and An­drews Av­enue.

“We are grate­ful that An­thony Ha­mawy has been named to chair the Broward ‘Light The Night Walk’,” said Lisa Gaeta, chair­woman of the board of trustees for the South­ern Florida and Puerto Rico Chap­ter of LLS. “We know that with An­thony’s help and the sup­port of his em­ploy­ees, staff and vast net­work of travel/tourism con­tacts, this year’s walk will be a tremen­dous suc­cess.”

Each year, in com­mu­ni­ties across the United States and Canada, teams of fam­i­lies, friends, co­work­ers and lo­cal and na­tional cor­po­ra­tions come to­gether to raise funds for LLS’ “Light The Night” walk events, which bring help and hope to peo­ple bat­tling blood can­cers.

Filled with in­spi­ra­tion, par­tic­i­pants will carry il­lu­mi­nated bal­loons - white for sur­vivors, red for sup­port­ers and gold in mem­ory of loved ones lost to can­cer. Thou­sands of walk­ers - men, women and chil­dren - form a com­mu­nity of car­ing, bring­ing light to the dark world of can­cer.

“I am hon­ored to lead the charge for the Broward ‘Light The Night’ walk,” said Ha­mawy. “The ex­tended Cruise.com fam­ily is proud to sup­port an event that finds cures and helps so many blood can­cer pa­tients and their fam­i­lies.”

As pres­i­dent of Cruise.com, Ha­mawy is re­spon­si­ble for the over­all ad­min­is­tra­tion, man­age­ment and strate­gic di­rec­tion of the com­pany. Prior to join­ing the com­pany, he spent more than 25 years in dif­fer­ent roles within the cruise in­dus­try, in­clud­ing Royal Caribbean, Nor­we­gian Cruise Line, and Costa Cruises. Ha­mawy re­ceived both his MBA and Bach­e­lors de­gree from Nova South­east­ern Univer­sity. He is also an ac­tive mem­ber of the Da­nia Beach Cham­ber of Com­merce.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Alexan­dra Curbelo Wragg at 305-372-1234 or email acurbelo@wrag­gcasas.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the South­ern Florida Chap­ter of LLS, call 954-744- 5300 or visit www.lls.org/sfl.

Sup­port­ers at last year’s re­mem­brance cer­e­mony

Friends and fam­ily teamed up for the 2012 "Light the Night Walk"

An­thony Ha­mawy

Sur­vivor at last year’s “Light the Night Walk”

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