October 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT

Washington Gas Surpasses $1 Million Raised for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Company Has Partnered with LLS since 2000, Raising Nearly $500,000 since 2013

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and Washington Gas today announced the company has raised more than $1 million for LLS's mission since their first Light The Night Walk in 2000. This is a major milestone, as Washington Gas is the first million-dollar corporate walk team in the National Capital Area. More than 60 Washington Gas employees will take part in Saturday's Walk at Freedom Plaza having raised more than $175,000 this year alone to surpass the million-dollar mark.

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"LLS is incredibly thankful to Washington Gas for their continued support and dedication to Light The Night and our mission to find blood cancer cures," said Beth Gorman, Executive Director, National Capital Area Chapter. "They have fully engaged their employees, business partners, family and friends in their efforts, helping them to reach this amazing milestone which has contributed to life-saving research, and positively impacted patients and their families over the past 15 years."

Washington Gas, a WGL company, first supported the Light The Night Walk in 2000, in memory of the company's president and COO who lost his battle to leukemia earlier that year. Participation within the company has grown each year. Doug Staebler, Senior Vice President, Utility Operations, for Washington Gas has served as the event's Walk Chair in 2010 and 2011, and continues to serve on the Executive committee today, engaging corporate partners to join LLS in finding cures not someday, but today. With passionate support and involvement at all levels of the company, Washington Gas has truly made an impact on the lives of cancer patients.

"Washington Gas is proud to support LLS's Light The Night Walk, and we are thrilled to have reached this milestone in support of the 1.2 million people affected by blood cancers in North America," said Staebler. "We are committed to making a difference in the communities we serve, and LLS's mission is well aligned with our organization's values."

The final 2015 Light The Night Walk will take place on Saturday, October 17 at Washington, DC's Freedom Plaza. Registration is available online through Friday, October 16, at or at the Walk site beginning at 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

Founded in 1949 andheadquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit or contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

About The National Capital Area Chapter

LLS has 54 U.S. chapters, and the National Capital Area Chapter is the highest revenue-generating chapter in the nation. The National Capital Area Chapter serves Washington DC; the Maryland counties of Prince George and Montgomery; and the Virginia Counties of Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William; and the city of Alexandria. More than 2,700 patients and families are served by the chapter each year. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram @LLSNatCap

About Washington Gas

Washington Gas Light Company is a regulated natural gas utility providing safe, reliable natural gas service to more than 1.1 million customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. A subsidiary of WGL Holdings, Inc., the company has been providing energy to residential, commercial and industrial customers for more than 166 years.

About WGL

WGL (NYSE: WGL), headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a leading source for clean, efficient and diverse energy solutions. With activities and assets across the U.S., WGL consists of Washington Gas, WGL Energy, WGL Midstream and Hampshire Gas. WGL provides natural gas, electricity, green power and energy services, including generation, storage, transportation, distribution, supply and efficiency. Our calling as a company is to make energy surprisingly easy for our employees, our community and all our customers. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, small business or multinational corporation, state and local or federal agency, WGL is here to provide Energy Answers. Ask Us. For more information, visit us at Follow us @wglanswers on Twitter or WGL on Linkedin.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Lisa Iannarino, 703-399-2905
Washington Gas
Jim Monroe, 202-624-6620

Source: Washington Gas and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)

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