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09/27/18 2nd Annual Team Sonny's Sunshine's Light The Night Walk In Memory of Sonata "Sonny" Belle Greishaw
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We are walking and working towards a cure because on March 29, 2017, at the age of 20, Sonata "Sonny" Belle Greishaw lost an almost 18 month battle with Acute Myloid Leukemia 6.  She endured many rounds of chemotherapy, participated in clinical trials, and was blessed to have a bone marrow transplant in May 2016. Her case was one that makes standard treatment options very tricky because she had a gene mutation, referred to as FLT3, that protected the leukemia cells in her blood and made her resistant to chemotherapy. She was honored to be able to receive some of the world's best treatment through Emory University Hospital; a research based teaching hospital located in Atlanta, GA. (Thank you 6E nurses especially.)

Sonny was an amazing and vibrant young woman with a servant's heart.  True to her character, she did not let her diagnosis stop her by any means.  She continued to be a positive beacon of strength and took her situation as an opportunity to help others.  Not only did she support other patients by donating gifts, time, money and her very own hair; she helped to organize two teams to participate in the 2016 Light the Night Walk Events; one in Erie,PA and one in Atlanta, GA. 

We are asking you to please consider being a corporate/personal sponsor for the 2018 Light the Night Walk in Erie, PA and/or to join our team. We have all been touched by cancer of some form. No kind is easier to deal with than the next, but Sonny's treatment and ability to participate in clinical trials are examples of the importance of dedicated research teams to help cultivate individual treatments that work. 

LLS could not fund the research of such treatments like Sonny's and others like targeted therapies that zero in on cancer cells and kill them or immunotherapy drugs that use a patient's own immune system to kill cancer. Please join our team's effort today by registering to walk or by making a donation. Your participation in the Light The Night Walk will save lives not someday, but today. Without your time and generosity blood cancer will continue to have the upper hand.  Together we can make a difference and show cancer that WE are in control!! 

Thank you for bringing us all closer to living in a world without blood cancers!  Please contact Kara Onorato, team captain and Sonny's mother, at (814) 602-5297 for corporate sponsorship details, for an address to mail a donation by check made payable to LLS, or to answer any other questions.

Event Date


Event Time

5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Event Location

Street Address: Erie Insurance Arena
Street Address Line 2: 809 French St
City Erie

State PA 16507