Friends, families and co-workers gathering in support of the 1.2 million Americans battling blood cancers, and in memory of those lost. The National Capital Area Light The Night Walks took place Saturday in Rockville, MD at Rockville Town Square; and again Saturday, October 17 in Washington D.C. at Freedom Plaza. Champions For Cures, walkers who raise at least $100, receive a t-shirt, illuminated lantern, and access to food, beverages, and family activities before and after each Walk.
Walkers raise funds in honor of local Honored Heroes, patients or survivors of blood cancer who provide inspiration and support. Blood cancers know no boundaries, and this year's honored heroes are diverse in age, race and gender. Ranging in age from nine to 61, and with diagnoses of leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma, Rylie, Jaylen, Pat, and Veronica show that while blood cancers can strike at any time, they can often be overcome.
"Light The Night Walk provides inspiration and hope for our patients and their families, honoring survivors and those who are currently undergoing treatment, while remembering those that have lost their battle," said Beth Gorman, Executive Director of LLS's National Capital Area Chapter. "With the support of our walkers, corporate sponsors and media partners we are taking steps to end cancer, and make someday, today."