Thousands gather for 'Light the Night' walk in San Francisco to raise money to find cures for blood cancers

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ABC7 is excited to continue our partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by promoting Light The Night, an event that helps raise money to help find cures for blood cancers. (KGO)

ABC7 is excited to continue our partnership with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society by promoting Light The Night, an event that helps raise money to help find cures for blood cancers.

Thousands of people gathered at AT&T Park's Lot A, 490 Terry A Francois Boulevard in San Francisco Thursday afternoon to take part in the walk, which starts at 7:15 p.m.

Click here for more information about the walk and to make a donation.

THE LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS exists to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

TAKING STEPS TO SAVE LIVES
Light The Night is an annual evening celebration that raises funds for LLS's mission: to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Light The Night is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign from LLS, which brings together families, communities and companies to honor blood cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease. This event shines a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients, as well as funds treatments that are saving lives of patients today. LLS is accelerating cures by providing patient support services, advocacy for lifesaving treatments and the most promising cancer research anywhere. And it's all happening now.

EXPERIENCE LIGHT THE NIGHT
During the event, participants symbolically light the dark world of cancer by carrying illuminated lanterns to show how their lives have been affected by blood cancer: red for supporters, white for survivors, and gold for those walking in memory of a loved one lost to cancer.

Light The Night is a family-friendly, non-competitive, less than two-mile walk route and is accessible to all fitness levels.

Click here to learn more about the local chapter.
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Greater Bay Area (Napa Valley, North Bay, East Bay, San Francisco)
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Hashtags: #NapaValleyLightTheNight, #NapaValleyLTN, #NorthBayLightTheNight, #NBLTN, #EastBayLightTheNight, #EBLTN, #SanFranciscoLightTheNight, #SFLTN

Silicon Valley
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Hashtags: #SVLightTheNight #LightTheNight #LLSUSA

For more information about LLS, visit www.LLS.org.


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