Hundreds of people will put their best feet forward to fight cancer this Saturday night during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Light the Night Walk” through Forest Park.
The annual walk raises tens of thousands of dollars for the society’s efforts to research and treat leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers that affect thousands of people nationally every year.
Participants walking on their own or as teams of family members, co-workers and friends will walk two miles through the park carrying flashlights and balloons colored red for society supporters, white for blood cancer survivors or gold for those walking in memory of someone who lost their battle with blood cancer.
The LLS set a goal of raising $225,000 for the Forest Park walk; as of Tuesday, according to its website, the society is 44 percent of the way there.
The Forest Park Light the Night Walk begins at 5:30 p.m. with check-in followed by a remembrance ceremony at 6:15 p.m. A formal opening ceremony at 6:45 p.m. precedes the walk’s start. Everyone is expected to cross the finish line at about 8:30 p.m.
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