Light the Night Walk / Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Nadia Bjorlin | Light the NightNadia and her team Nadia’s Cancer Crusaders have participated in the Light the Night Walk in southern California. To date, her team has raised more than $50,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization near and dear to Nadia’s heart. Twenty years ago this year, Nadia’s father, Ulf Bjorlin Sr. passed away from leukemia. He was a renowned conductor, composer, and artist – and most importantly, a father and husband.

A note from Nadia…

Thank you all who have graciously agreed to donate your time and money to such an important cause. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has always been near and dear to my heart. My father passed away from Leukemia when I was 13 years old, so I’ve experienced firsthand how devastating a blood cancer can be, and how profoundly it affects family and friends of those diagnosed. An astounding 148,040 people this year alone will be diagnosed, that’s one person every 4 minutes and over 9% of all cancer diagnoses.

By participating in the “Light the Night” walk, we are not only raising awareness and money, but we are potentially saving many lives. So, let’s keep fighting cancer and honor our loved ones in the process. Thank you.



2012 | 2011 | 2010



Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man & Woman of the Year Gala – June 15, 2013

04_nbbb01Nadia attended and hosted the Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Los Angeles’ Man and Woman of the Year Gala at the Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California on June 15, 2013.





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Nadia to Host Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Gala – June 15, 2013

08_group04Nadia Bjorlin will be hosting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man & Woman of the Year” Gala on June 15, 2013. The gala will recognize the fundraising efforts of 19 candidates who are vying for the title of “Man” or “Woman” of the Year which is determined by which male and female candidate has raised the most money during a 10-week campaign. The campaign will conclude during the Grand Finale Gala on June 15, 2013 at the Skirbal Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California. There will be a limited amount of tickets sold to fans. Please visit the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for ticket information, opportunities to donate, and for information on the candidates.

Their goal is to raise $500,000 that will fund lifesaving blood cancer research and help people who are afflicted.  Though most candidates have a personal connection to a blood cancers – and some candidates are cancer survivors themselves –  there are two children  who are both leukemia survivors that serve as the inspiration for all the candidates – 5 year-old Nathaniel Loomis (“2013 Boy of the Year”) and 13 year-old Brittany Lanham (“2013 Girl of the Year”).  Jack Wagner will also be honored that night for his extraordinary commitment to LLS by raising more than $1 million through his annual golf tournament over the past 7 years.

Nadia has also participated in the Light the Night Walk every year for the last 5 years. To date, her team has raised more than $50,000 for research in blood cancers.

More information will be posted in joining Nadia’s team Nadia’s Cancer Crusaders. The Light the Night Walk will be held October 5 at Sunset-Gower Studios in Hollywood.

Light the Night Walk and After-Party (10/1/11)

Join and support Nadia’s Cancer Crusaders at the Light the Night Walk in Hollywood, California.  Join the team, make a donation, and find out more about what Light the Night does in fighting blood cancers. Nadia and her team will be walking on October 1, 2011 at the Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.

To find out more, visit Nadia’s Cancer Crusaders Team Homepage!  Her team is hoping to raise $25,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!


Immediately following the Light the Night Walk (beginning at 9:00 p.m.), join us at Five0Four (Five0Four Hollywood, 6541 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA) for the official Light The Night After Party!

The all-ages event is being hosted by Nadia Bjorlin (Days of Our Lives), and will feature specially priced food and beverages for Light The Night participants.

Admission is $20 at the door. Any “Bright Lights” (those who’ve raised over $1,000 prior to the Walk) will receive free entry. All proceeds benefit Light The Night.

Light the Night Kick-Off Event – 8/3/11

Nadia hosted the 2011 Light the Night Kick-Off Event for the Los Angeles Chapter of Light the Night. The event was held at Madame Tussaud’s in Hollywood, California.




Light the Night Walk – 10/2/10

Nadia anchored a team for the LLS’ Light the Night Walk on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Griffith Park in Southern California.

Some of you may remember that Nadia served as the 2002 LLS Light the Night Ambassador, and she says this about the event:

Thank you all who have graciously agreed to donate your time and money to such an important cause. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has always been near and dear to my heart. My father passed away from Leukemia when I was 13 years old, so I’ve experienced firsthand how devastating a blood cancer can be, and how profoundly it affects family and friends of those diagnosed.

Nadia’s Cancer Crusaders raised $5,485.00 in 2010 to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society!




Days Charity Event – 6/5/10

Nadia appeared at the Days Charity Event in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 2010 as part of the Days of our Lives fan weekend.  The event benefitted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a charity that is near and dear to Nadia’s heart.







Habitat for Humanity Build – 5/23/10

Nadia supported Habitat for Humanity of San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valley with cast and crew of Days of our Lives on May 23, 2010 for a Women Empowerment Build.  For more information about this wonderful organization, please visit




Detroit Mission Rescue Ministries / Genesis House III – January 16-18, 2010

Nadia and Shawn Christian provided a helping hand to the Genesis House III in Detroit, Michigan from January 16-18, 2010. Art Van Furniture graciously donated mattresses and furniture to the house.

Nadia and Shawn also met fans and signed autographs at four Art Van Furniture stores around the greater Detroit area.






North American International Auto Show Charity Preview Event – January 15, 2010

Nadia attended the NAIAS Charity Preview Event at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on January 15, 2010.  Nadia appeared at the event with Days of our Lives co-star, Shawn Christian, as part of their weekend of charity work in the city.




Days of our Lives and Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries – January 2010

Art Van Furniture Joins with ‘Days of our Lives’ Cast Members to Aid Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries-Genesis House III

WARREN, Mich., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ — Art Van Furniture is teaming up with cast members from the long running daytime drama “Days of our Lives” and local NBC affiliate WDIV Channel 4 to help Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries- Genesis House III. Truckloads of furniture including 50 mattress sets, bed frames, night stands and dressers will arrive next week at the Genesis House III compliments of Art Van Furniture.

To celebrate this campaign and draw attention to the cause, “Days of our Lives” cast members Shawn Christian (“Dr. Daniel Jonas”) and Nadia Bjorlin (“Chloe Lane”) will make personal appearances at four Art Van Furniture stores for autographs and photos on January 16 (12 noon to 1pm at the Warren store and 3pm to 4pm at the Taylor store) and January 17 (12 noon to 1pm at the Lakeside store and 3pm to 4pm at the Novi store). Directions and details can be found at

Guests can also enter to win a trip for two to Los Angeles for a special tour of the set of the popular daytime drama, thanks to WDIV and the Producers of “Days of our Lives.” The trip will be awarded to one lucky winner who enters now through January 18th, either in store at any Art Van location, or on the website at

Everyone is invited to help make a difference, through donations of toiletries and cleaning supplies at all Metro Detroit area Art Van Furniture stores from January 8th through January 18th. Donation items needed include travel sized shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, soap and washcloths, as well as laundry and dish soap.

“These donations will benefit the lives of hundreds of homeless women and children,” said Art Van Elslander, Chairman and Founder of Art Van Furniture. “Providing a few of the comforts of home – even just the little things – can make a big difference.”

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries’ Genesis House III provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, treatment and case management services to women and children in need. The actors became involved in the cause during an earlier visit to Detroit, when they toured the facility and participated in a food donation drive for DRMM. Shawn Christian, a Michigan native, commented, “It was an amazing experience travelling to Detroit this past November.
I felt like we did a lot for the community but realized that there was much more that could be done.”

Fellow cast member Nadia Bjorlin added, “In Detroit, I met many truly inspirational people who were struggling to put their lives back together. I choose to put my focus here in an effort to help them where I can. The important thing, though, is to be cognizant of the need for community service in Detroit and around our entire nation.”

Days of our Lives Talent & Fan Search – November 11-14, 2009

Nadia attended the Days of our Lives Talent & Fan Search on November 11-14, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan. The fan and charity events took place at several different sites throughout Detroit and included Nadia’s Days co-stars Bryan Dattilo, Shawn Christian, Shelley Hennig, and James Reynolds.

On November 11 (Veterans Day), the stars visited veterans at the John D. Dingell V.A. Medical Center (ARTICLE), visited and performed at the Motown Historical Museum (ARTICLE/VIDEO), and appeared at a Detroit Pistons game. Nadia performed God Bless America, while recognizing local veterans.

On November 12, Nadia and crew visited the Genesis House III women’s shelter to distribute food, to donate quilts and toys, and to also read to the kids.

On November 13, Nadia and the cast took part in the Talent and Fan Search at MGM Grand Detroit.

On November 14, the Talent and Fan Search concluded, and the stars gathered with the winners at a Detroit Red Wings game.




POZ Aids Walk Los Angeles – October 15, 2009

518253Nadia attended the POZ Aids Walk at h.wood in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2009.





Evening with the Stars Charity Event – October 10, 2009

02_nb01Nadia attended the Evening with the Stars charity event benefiting the Desi Geestman Foundation at the Gilmore Adobe in Los Angeles, California on October 10, 2009.