Thousands Take Steps to Bring Light to the Darkness of Cancer
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s LLS National Capital Area Chapter will celebrate its 2017 Light The Night® on October 21st, 2017 at 5pm on the National Mall. Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting LLS and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures. Coming together for a common goal, friends, family and co-workers form fundraising walk teams and gather to celebrate, honor or remember those touched by cancer.
The National Capital Area Chapter’s Light The Night will feature the 2017 Honored Heroes, Margie a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor, and Michael a T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia survivor. Both Honored Heroes will share their stories during the opening ceremony, emceed by Fox5 DC’S Jim Lokay.
For the first time ever, this year’s Light The Night will encompass a new event day experience including:
- Remembrance Pavilion, for those who have lost family, friends and co-workers to come together to celebrate their memory and leave tributes to their loved ones;
- Survivor Circle, where survivors celebrate by taking part in an inspiring survivor ceremony where they raise their white lanterns in unison as the white beam of hope reaches up to the sky, illuminating the darkness;
- Fireworks, a spectacular display will light up the dark sky in celebration and support of survivors and the strides LLS is making to find cures.
Walk participants carry illuminated lanterns – white in honor of survivors and the power of research, red in support of patients and finding cures, and gold in remembrance of those who have been lost.