Participants carry illuminated candles throughout the evening.
Frederick, MD (NS) This year’s Light the Night Walk is October 2 at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium.
Kristin Zimmerman, campaign development manager for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, says Light the Night is a series of fund raising campaigns benefiting the LLS’s research to find blood cancer cures.
Since 2017, LLS has helped to advance 85% of all blood cancer drugs approved by the FDA.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancer. They hold these walks to raise money to achieve their mission to “Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.”
Zimmerman says, “Over 1,000,000 people are affected with blood cancer.”
She says in these walks, people come together to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer. During the walk, participants carry illuminated candles.
Ever since COVID, people have also chosen to do the walk in their neighborhood.
Zimmerman says because of recent research, there’s a lot more opportunity and treatments out there to help patients.