On Saturday, September 23rd, employees, family members, and patients of independent physician group Esse Health walked to raise awareness of blood cancers. In addition to being a sponsor of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 2017 Light The Night, Esse Health registered more than 80 walkers and raised more than $4,200 to support blood cancer research. The Light The Night Walk is held nationwide in an effort to find a cure for Leukemia, Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The money raised for the St. Louis walk stays right here in St. Louis and goes towards funding extensive research for treatments and cures, government advocacy, patient assistance programs, community outreach and education programs.

“I am very proud of our Esse Health team who devoted their time and energy to support Light The Night. The event is quite unique as it provides a forum to remember those who lost their battles and honor survivors while providing opportunities for families and friends to participate” said Mike Castellano, Esse Health CEO and LLS St. Louis board member.

Esse Health is a St. Louis-based, independent physician group that strives to improve the overall well-being of its patients through patient education, lifestyle modification and prevention.  Esse Health’s adult and pediatric primary care offices have been awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 2014 Level 3 recognition by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts Initiative recognized Esse Health as a 2014 Hypertension Control Champion for its success in helping patients control their high blood pressure.  With 40 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, Esse Health’s services include asthma, allergy and immunology, family medicine, internal medicine, nutrition, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiology, urology and gastroenterology.  Esse Health is a recognized leader in using technology in health care and physician accountability for both quality and cost-of-care.  For more information on Esse Health, visit www.essehealth.com