ABC7 'Lights the Night' with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- ABC7 News was at AT&T Park Thursday, November 12 as thousands of people gathered for the Light the Night Walk. The annual event raises money to fight the blood cancers Leukemia and Lymphoma.



Survivors carried white lanterns, supporters carried red lanterns, and those walking in memory of a loved one carried gold lanterns.



This event is so personal it brought one cancer survivor to tears. "You can just feel the love in the air. Everybody here has such hope and such memories, and it's a good night," said Cat Huegler.

ABC7 is proud to have a walk team and is a sponsor for this event.

PHOTOS: ABC7 News at the Light the Night Walk in San Francisco


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. We are saving lives not someday, but today.



LLS funds research to advance more breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients. We are the voice for all blood cancer patients, and we are working to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. Despite progress, more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive five years after their diagnosis, so more funding is needed to advance research and ensure access to treatments to help save more lives. More than $1 billion has been invested in research through LLS to save the lives of blood cancer.



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



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