Light The Night Walk - Be the Light

Coming Soon on a Pleasant Fall Evening in Your Area

A photo courtesy of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Light The Night Walk.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society offers great ways to get fit and join a community filled with vitality and inspiration. That, and they help raise millions to help find cures for blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

There are plenty of opportunities for volunteers as well, says Andrea Greif, Senior Director of Communications at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in White Plains, New York.

People have come to know and love both Light The Night Walk and Team In Training, or TNT -- an endurance training program for charity.  “At Team In Training events you can do anything from be part of a cheering squad along the course, to giving out water at the water stops, to handing out bananas at the finish line. And at Light The Night Walks, you can help distribute the lanterns and t-shirts, and help out at the food tents,” says Greif. TNT goes on throughout the year, while Light The Night occurs each fall.

What is Light The Night Walk?

Each fall across North America, Light The Night Walk is an event that inspires and illuminates. Uniting communities, families, and survivors, Light The Night honors those who have been touched by blood cancers, and keeps the light shining brightly on the importance of finding cures.

It’s a lot more than a walk, and with its vendors and atmosphere, people come together for a night filled with memories.

The Light The Night Walk raised $57 million last year to help find cures for blood cancers. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society puts on the fundraiser, but not without a lot of help from volunteers. Champions For Cures carry lanterns that glow white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to a blood cancer.

How does it work? The fundraising part is that you ask supporters to donate, perhaps as little as 5 or 10 dollars per friend, and build up to raise $100 or more, qualifying you to receive night-of-walk benefits, including: a commemorative Light The Night t-shirt, Light The Night illuminated lantern and a wristband which entitles the walker to food and refreshments. If you don’t quite make it to $100.00, you are still welcomed enthusiastically to do the walk, but you won’t qualify for the night-of-walk items.

Have you registered for your local walk? To learn more about how you can participate, visit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night at

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