On Saturday, October 22nd, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will be hosting a “Light the Night Walk” where participants can help raise money and awareness for cancer research at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre starting at 5:30 PM.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosts these fundraising events all around the country. It is free to register, and registrants are encouraged to help raise money for the charity. Those who have raised $100 or more will receive free gifts, such as a t-shirt and free food passes for use during the event. Registrants are not required to raise money and everybody can participate in the event.
The charity has invested more than $1.5 billion in cancer research since it began in 1949, according to their website. They have funded 200 research grants and provided more than $431 million in co-pay assistance. Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is a 501(c)(3) organization, meaning that any donations are tax-deductible.
All registrants will receive an illuminated lantern with a colored light depending on their relationship to the cause. Those carrying white lanterns are cancer survivors, red lanterns are held by supporters, and gold lanterns are carried by those who have lost a loved one to cancer. These lanterns will be carried by registrants as they do their walk.
The event will have live music, food, and an opportunity to meet others who support this noble cause. You can register for the walk by clicking here, and learn more about the organization by visiting its official website by clicking here.