Light the Night
Oct 04, 2017 11:14AM
● By Elena Hutslar
The Leukemia &
Annual Fundraising Event
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night event will be held on October 21 at Civic Park in Walnut Creek. Light The Night is an inspirational community campaign that raises awareness and funding for groundbreaking research and treatment options to eliminate cancer. Light The Night brings light to the darkness of cancer through hope, research and support for patients, families, friends, doctors, nurses, researchers, colleagues and caregivers.
During the event, participants symbolically light the dark world of cancer by carrying illuminated lanterns to show how their lives have been affected by blood cancer: red for supporters, white for survivors, and gold for those walking in memory of a loved one lost to cancer.
Light The Night is a family-friendly, non-competitive, less than two-mile walk route and is accessible to all fitness levels. Participants who raise $100 or more will become a Champion for Cures and will receive a commemorative Light The Night T-shirt and wristband, entitling the wearer to dinner. This year, all walkers will receive our exclusive illuminated lantern on the night of the event.
Proceeds from corporate and individual contributions help fund cures and better therapies for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and myeloma, and provides information, education and financial support for patients and their families. Last year, Light The Night in the Greater Bay Area raised nearly $2 million. This year, Light The Night sets the 2017 event goal at $625,000 in the East Bay.
Light The Night is a powerful and unique fundraising
campaign from LLS that brings together families, communities and companies to
honor blood cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease. This event
shines a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to
treatments for blood cancer patients, as well as funds treatments that are
saving lives of patients today.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyThe Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients. We are saving lives not someday but today.