The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk funds life-saving research and support for people battling cancer. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in over two hundred communities each fall across North America
In 2014, the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter hosted nearly 10,000 walkers and raised over $1.4 million through Light The Night Walks held in Houston and Montgomery County.
Since it began in 1999, this national program of nearly 200 walks across North America each fall, has helped LLS invest $1 billion in research to advance breakthrough cancer treatments that are saving lives today.
The Light The Night Walk is an evening filled with hope, during which all participants carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones who’ve lost their battle to cancer – inadvertently forming a community of men, women and children whom are doing their part to bring light into the dark world that is cancer.
The need for funds and increased awareness about blood cancer is constant and enormous, and although LLS is making huge strides in both categories, there is always more to be done.
Respected in the medical and scientific communities for the longevity and scope of its programs, LLS has been considered a catalyst in the development of cancer treatments for more than 50 years.
The Houston Walk occurs on October 10th at NRG Stadium and the Montgomery County Walk occurs on October 18th at Market Street in the Woodlands.For more information, contact Adrian Schleicher [email protected]