Volunteers Gear Up to "Light the Night"

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

People are invited to "light the night" by joining in the search for a cure to leukemia and lymphoma.

Volunteers attended a kickoff celebration for this year's "Light the Night" walk Tuesday night at Topeka's Great Overland Station. The event benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Light the Night's honored hero, Hunter, was on hand to say a "thank you" to participants. He and other patients are selected to put a face on the effect blood cancers have in the community.

"Events like light the night help us raise money to put into research, help our patients," Shanna Ireland, Campaign Coordinator, said. "We have a lot of patient aid programs, financial aid support groups. Fundraising events like Light the Night help us not only with research, but also helping our patients directly."

You can help the cause by participating or supporting someone in the Light the Night walk. The event for Topeka is Saturday, October 18th at Washburn University. Registration begins at 6 pm. Their goal is to raise $60,000.

People interested in participating may call 1-800-779-2417.

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