Atlantan Joe Piazza embodied the American dream: a wife of 30-plus years, three healthy children, and a respected career with Sysco. In 2009, Joe was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and battled terrible side affects for seven years, yet never gave up. Joe Piazza passed away from AML last year. His son, Joey works at Salesforce, with offices on East Paces Ferry in Buckhead. “Dad taught me, ‘You work for what you get and nothing is handed to you.’” On October 7, Salesforce, Sysco and the Piazzas will join The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at Light The Night in Piedmont Park.
When you or someone you love hears the words, “You have cancer…” It’s one of the darkest moments in your life. At Light The Night, the aim is to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research and cures. Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) funding of research to find blood cancer cures. SalesForce’s team will participate to bring hope instead of despair by working to support LLS to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. The event’s aim is to bring communities together to celebrate those who are fighting the disease and to honor those we have lost. To join the fundraising walk, join a team, or volunteer at the festivities visit LightTheNight.org.