The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will be kicking off its 2015 Light The Night® Walk campaign throughout Northern California with the Napa Valley Walk on September 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. PT at Veterans Memorial Park. The Light The Night Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign for LLS, which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease. The event also shines a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients.
The Light The Night Walk will be hosting the following events throughout Northern California:
Napa Valley Light The Night Walk – September 26, 2015
Veterans Memorial Park, Napa, Calif.
North Bay Light The Night Walk – October 10, 2015
Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, Calif.
Peninsula Light The Night Walk – October 17, 2015
City Hall Plaza, Palo Alto, Calif.
San Jose Light The Night Walk – October 24, 2015
Discovery Meadow, San Jose, Calif.
East Bay Light The Night Walk – November 7, 2015
Civic Park, Walnut Creek, Calif.
Sacramento Light The Night Walk – November 7, 2015
Raley Field, Sacramento, Calif.
San Francisco Light The Night Walk – November 12, 2015
AT&T Park, San Francisco, Calif.
The Light The Night Walk is a family-friendly, non-competitive two-mile walk route and is accessible to all fitness levels. There is no minimum for fundraising, but participants who raise $100 or more will become a Champion For Cures and will receive a t-shirt, dinner and an illuminated lantern on the night of the walk. Walkers who receive an illuminated lantern will show how their lives have been affected by blood cancer – white if they're a survivor, red if they're a supporter and gold if they're walking in memory of a loved one. Cancer survivors in attendance at all Light The Night Walks are honored guests and will receive these items regardless of their fundraising level.
Each of the Light The Night Walks will kick off with food and festivities at 5 p.m. and the walk will start at 7 p.m. The festivities will include music, dinner for the Champions For Cures, a team photo area, kid-friendly activities, a Reflections of Life tent featuring the stories of Honored and Remembered Heroes, a Survivor Lounge and more. Each walk will also recognize an Honored Hero, a local blood cancer patient or survivor who is recognized for his or her bravery and courage.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society