Bay Area LIFE: Light the night with hope!

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Light the night with hope!

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) "Light The Night" walk, honors blood cancer heroes. It's an annual event that brings families together with the community, to provide the strength and comfort every family battling blood cancer needs.

Co-workers, friends, and families form walk teams to raise vital funds for blood cancer research and local patient services. Walkers symbolically light the dark world of cancer by carrying illuminated lanterns: white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold for those walking in memory of a loved one. These unique evening walks are marked by celebration, remembrance and hope.

Community and family ties are vital as families battle blood cancers. In the Bay Area, two LLS Honored Heroes, Celia Hood and Ariana Avalos, became connected by chance, and an instant bond was formed with both parents and children of the two families.

Rylan Macomb is this year's East Bay Remembered Hero and he unfortunately lost his 5-year battle to ALL this past spring. However, his parents have received a huge amount of support from their community when they lost their son, and they credit that outpouring of love and support they received from the people around them, for making a significant difference. And they plan to keep his spirit alive and will continue to celebrate his life through LLS and Light The Night.

Click here to join and participate by lighting the night with hope, and bring help and hope to those affected by cancer.
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