SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) --Over 5,000 people took part in "Light the Night Walk" at Avaya Stadium in San Jose Saturday to help find a cure for cancer.
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Those who took part in the walk raised $1.5 million for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Each one carried different colored lanterns. "Gold is for all the people who have passed away and it's in memory of them. The red is for other participants and the white is for the survivors," Leukemia survivor Chris Neumann said.
ABC7 News is proud to partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to sponsor the "Light the Night Walk".
ABC7 News morning traffic anchor Alexis Smith emceed Saturday's event.
2016 BAY AREA AND SILICON VALLEY LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK DATES
East Bay - November 5, 2016 at Walnut Creek Civic Park, Walnut Creek - hosted by Jessica Castro
San Francisco - November 10, 2016 at AT&T Park, San Francisco - hosted by Spencer Christian
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The current hashtags being used on social media are: #LLS, #SomedayIsToday
For more information about LLS, visit www.LLS.org.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to seeing you at the Light The Night Walk.