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Ronald A. Christaldi Named Chair of 2018 Light The Night Walk

TAMPA, FL – The law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP, is pleased to announce that Tampa partner Ronald A. Christaldi has been named Chair of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Suncoast Chapter’s 2018 Tampa Light The Night Walk.  Light The Night is LSS’ largest annual fundraising event held each fall to find cures and provide access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

Ron is a business lawyer with experience in both transactions and litigation and is the Co-Chair of the Health Care Practice group in the Tampa, Florida office.  Ron is also the President and CEO of Shumaker Advisors Florida, providing public affairs and governmental relations services.  Ron is a Board Certified Health Lawyer and is AV® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Ron has also been recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America and selected Florida Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine.  He is also Past Chair of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

"Cancer is a disease that touches so many families throughout Tampa Bay. I am humbled to join with LLS and its army of supporters to fund research and provide hope for those who have been touched by this disease.” said Ron, "I look forward to encouraging other organizations and businesses to join me in supporting LLS by participating in Light The Night." 

Each year, Light The Night brings together friends, family members and co-workers who form fundraising teams to support lifesaving research and improve the quality of lives of patients and their families. Participants in nearly 200 communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

The Tampa Light The Night event will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 beginning at 5:00pm in Downtown Tampa- Location TBD. Information on registering and volunteering can be found at

"When a loved one hears the words 'you have cancer,' it is a dark and scary time," said Sherri Stitt, Executive Director of LLS's Suncoast Chapter. "LLS's Light The Night Walk brings light to the darkness of cancer through hope, research and support for patients, families, friends, doctors, nurses, researchers, colleagues and care givers.”

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Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service business law firm with more than 265 attorneys in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services.  Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.