Saturday's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event will light up Reid Park

2013-10-05T00:00:00Z Saturday's Leukemia & Lymphoma Society event will light up Reid ParkArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
October 05, 2013 12:00 am  • 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will hold a Light the Night Walk Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph Way.

An estimated 2,000 participants — including supporters and survivors — are expected to attend and will be holding illuminated balloons.

Last year, Light the Night Walks held across North America and Canada raised more than $55 million and the Tucson Walk raised $163,000.

An estimated 20,900 Arizonans are battling blood cancers and an additional 2,000 are newly diagnosed each year, according to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

All funds raised will be given to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and will help to find a cure for cancer.

The event schedule is as follows:

• 5 p.m.: Registration

• 6 p.m.: Celebration of Life Ceremony (for memorials)

• 6:30 p.m.: On-stage program

• 7 p.m.: One-mile walk starts

• 8 p.m Celebration

Groups and individuals fundraise for the event, but everyone is invited to participate, as the event is about raising awareness as well as money. Donations also are accepted at the registration table.

For more information visit www.lightthenight.org or call 1-602-567-7641.

Contact Regional Editor Tiffany Kjos at tkjos@azstarnet.com or 807-7776.

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