Thousands will 'light the night' for cancer Sunday in Minneapolis - Bring Me The News

Thousands will 'light the night' for cancer Sunday in Minneapolis

Over 2,000 people will participate in the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society’s “Light The Night Walk” for blood cancer research.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Thousands of people will gather in downtown Minneapolis on Sunday evening to walk for cancer.

The Lymphoma & Leukemia Society’s “Light The Night Walk” helps raise awareness and funding for research and treatment of blood cancers, Light the Night's website says.

Festivities began at 4 p.m. on Sunday, but the walk will start at 7 p.m. More than 2,000 cancer survivors and supporters are expected to attend.

The annual event is the the Minnesota chapter's largest fundraiser for blood cancers, KSTP said.

The walk

Teams will carry lanterns as they make their way from the Depot and across the Stone Arch Bridge, the website says.

Then they'll turn back around and head back to the Depot for the after party with live music.

They will carry different colors of lanterns – red lanterns represent supporters, white are for survivors, and gold lanterns are in memory of lost loved ones.

The Minneapolis City Council has declared Oct. 16, 2016, "Light The Night Awareness Day."

And the 35W Bridge will be also be lit red, white and gold in support of the event, the resolution says.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

It was founded in 1949, with a mission to "cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families," their website says.

They gave $3 million in grants to the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic last year, and LLS funded research recently led to 14 new treatments for several types of blood cancers KSTP said.

Because there is no early screening or way to prevent most blood cancers, the society's research is focused on finding a cure, LLS said.

Next Up

Danielle Hunter, Everson Griffen

Vikings will face Everson Griffen twice after trade to Lions

The former Vikings star was traded to Detroit for a fifth-round pick.

Jordana Green

WCCO Radio's Jordana Green diagnosed with leukemia

"I got this," Green wrote on her Facebook page.

CrispAndGreenPhoto

Minnesota-based Crisp & Green adds 20 locations in four states

The four-year-old local business says it's going national

victoria burrow pizza

Fair-inspired entertainment venue opening at Mall of America

Fair on 4 will feature axe throwing, go carts and more.

cheers-2636510_1280

Canceled: The Halloween bar crawl that no bars knew about

The dubiously organized event was planned for this weekend in Minneapolis.

covid saliva test

St. Cloud gets Minnesota's 6th COVID-19 saliva testing site

Four more sites are expected to open in the Twin Cities in the coming weeks.

burnsville center

Part of Burnsville Center is being auctioned off

More than 500,000 square feet of the mall is being auctioned off.

State Capitol

Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.

ambulance

Rochester woman found dead in the snow after leaving senior residence

The woman left the senior living center around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Screen Shot 2020-10-27 at 10.43.19 AM

Investigation: Sprinklers could have saved 5 killed in Minneapolis high-rise fire

The deadly fire broke out at the Cedar-Riverside apartment block last November.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.

Related

To honor her son, MN mother started a pet fostering service for deployed troops

When members of the U.S. military are deployed, who takes care of their pets?

To honor her son, MN mother started a pet fostering service for deployed troops

When members of the U.S. military are deployed, who takes care of their pets?

Animal Humane Society has a new pet hospice program for terminally ill animals

The AHS is helping terminally ill pets find comfortable homes for their remaining days.

Meet the Minnesotan lighting up his neighborhood for Parkinson's Disease

Mike Justak is the man behind PD Shimmers – a must-see holiday lights show with a purpose.

This MN nonprofit will recycle your old and broken holiday lights

Recycle your lights and help provide jobs for people with disabilities.