The Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has named Anthony Madio of Park Ridge, New Jersey as an In Memory Honored Patient for its 2015 Rockland County Light The Night® Walk. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk raises funds to support blood cancer research and provide services to patients and their families. Each Light The Night Walk honors local blood cancer survivors and commemorates individuals who have lost their lives to these diseases. The Rockland Walk will take place on Sunday, September 27 at Provident Bank Park, in Pomona. Registration is now open at www.lightthenight.org/ctwhv.
Anthony Madio of Park Ridge, NJ was diagnosed with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) in May of 2013. Anthony had developed unexplained anemia in 2010, following extensive cardiac surgery and was monitored frequently with laboratory and radiological testing. In February 2013, he experienced laryngitis and progressive weakness; further work-up showed that Anthony had Lymphoma. He received three rounds of chemotherapy but sadly, Anthony passed away two months after being diagnosed.
Anthony strongly believed in family and friends and he made sure his children knew the importance of these. He loved to volunteer at school and community functions and always coached his kids’ teams. After retirement, he found purpose in life by caring for his granddaughter and volunteering at the NJ Veterans Home. Anthony is survived by his loving wife, Jane and his three wonderful children, Gerri Ann Tuttle (husband Brian), Vincent Madio (wife Michele) and Elizabeth DeSantis (husband Nicholas). He is also survived by his adoring granddaughter and best friend, Hannah Tuttle.
Since it began in 1999, the Light The Night campaign culminated in nearly 200 Walks across North America and has helped LLS invest over $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough cancer treatments that are saving lives today. To learn how you can become involved, call the Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter’s Light The Night main line at 203-388-9196 or visit www.lightthenight.org/ctwhv.