This Saturday, October 6 in Rockville Town Square, friends, families and co-workers will gather to celebrate survivors of blood cancer and commemorate those who lost their battle at the annual Light The Night Walk. Approximately 2,000 people are expected to take part in this event to raise funds and awareness for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) National Capital Area Chapter. The walk will begin at twilight, providing a beautiful backdrop as walkers turn on their illuminated red, white and gold balloons to demonstrate to all that they are not alone in their fight against cancer. The Montgomery County event will be emceed by WUSA9’s Lesli Foster and WBIG’s Lisa Berigan.
All those who raise at least $100 (deemed Champions For Cures) will receive access to music, games and refreshments throughout the evening. Walkers are raising funds in honor of local Honored Heroes, patients or survivors of blood cancer who provide inspiration and support. The 2012 Honored Heroes include 5-year-old Rett Bush of Germantown, Md.; D.C. resident Ashley Crews; Brianna Garcia of Springfield, Va.; Rachel Kesselman of Arlington, Va.; and 6-year-old Peter Kress of Arlington, Va. For those interested in signing up for any of the three Light The Night walks in our area (including October 13 in Washington, D.C. and October 20 in Reston, Va.), should visit here or call (703) 399-2941.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The National Capital Area Chapter is one of the highest revenue-generating chapters in the nation and more than 2,500 patients and families are served by the chapter each year.
WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Registration: 5 p.m.
Program: 6:45 p.m.
Light the Night Walk begins: 7 p.m.
Rockville Town Square
200 East Middle Lane