Westchester resident Carlos Campos first learned of the effects of leukemia when a co-worker’s daughter lost her battle with cancer.

When two more co-workers lost children to the blood disease and his own family dealt with cancer, he decided it was time to get involved.

Campos, a district operations manager at Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company), led a group of co-workers as they walked and carried “the light of hope” to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer during the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk Sunday, September 17th, at the UCLA campus in Westwood.

The Light the Night Walk was a two-mile walk with cancer survivors carrying white balloons and supporters carrying red balloons.

“Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20,” said Campos, who served as team captain for The Gas Company’s 200 employees participating in the walk.

“We’ve all known someone in our lives who either has been stricken with a blood disease or has a family member or friend who is suffering from a blood cancer,” said Hal Snyder, vice president of gas transmission and distribution at The Gas Company, who also served as team captain.

Information, www.lightthe night.org