Light the Night

October 4, 2009 7:20:29 AM PDT
Celebrating a decade of difference in New York City, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is gearing up for its Light the Night walks to raise money and save lives. The Senior Campaign Manager for Light the Night, Sarah Lindenmuth, as well as leukemia survivor Patrick Dicus joined us. Why is Light The Night special to LLS?

Light The Night is a beautiful and symbolic event. Participants carrying illuminated balloons to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer. Cancer supporters carry red balloons, cancer survivors carry white balloons and gold balloons are carried in memory of lives lost to cancer. Together, they "light the night" and truly brighten the future for millions touched by cancer.

It's a beautiful evening and we would love for your viewers to join us at one of our upcoming walks. Our largest walk is on Thursday, October 15th at the South Street Seaport . If you are unable to join us on Thursday or live outside of New York City, you can register for a local walk in your community. Walks take place in Westchester, Long Island, Connecticut or New Jersey.

Where does the money that is raised go?

Funds raised through Light The Night Walk support the work of hundreds of the world's best and brightest researchers in their search for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

How urgent is the need to support research?

The need is critical: Every four minutes someone new is diagnosed, every 10 minutes someone dies. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20.

If you join us at one of the upcoming walks and look out into the crowd you will see the white and gold balloons and you will understand why the need is critical.

What do you expect to accomplish on Thursday at the South Street Seaport?

We expect approximately 7500 people at the South Street Seaport on Thursday, October 15th. We are thrilled to announce that we are on target to raise more than $2 million in NYC for blood cancer research and patient services.

For more information or to sign up for one of the upcoming Light The Night Walk's visit www.lightthenight.org or call 877-LTN-WALK.

Saturday, October 3, 2009
Staten Island
Midland Beach Promenade
Father Capodanno Bldv. & Lincoln Ave

Thursday, October 15, 2009
Manhattan
South Street Seaport/Over the Brooklyn Bridge
Fulton & South Streets, Pier 17

Saturday, October 17, 2009
Queens
Forest Park
Woodhaven Blvd. & Forest Park Drive

At each site:
Check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.
Walk begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp


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