Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 16, 2008
Light The Night is our annual fundraising Walk -a family-friendly evening replete with music, food, kids, games, and mission-related activities. This evenings program including a remembrance ceremony, will be held on stage preceding the Walk. The Walk itself begins at dark, and is an incredibly poignant 2-mile stroll, during which participants carry illuminated balloons to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer: white balloons are carried by survivors, red by supporters, and gold by those walking in memory of loved ones lost.
More than 2,000 participants are expected to walk this year, representing twice as many walkers as 2007. The majority of participants will walk as members of Friends & Family or Corporate Teams. Our presenting sponsor this year is The Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, a division of TriStar Health System, and our Corporate Walk Chair is Larry Kloess, CEO of TriStar Health System.
This years Walk is a LP Field, located near downtown Nashville and home to the Tennessee Titans. It is the first year that we will walk in downtown Nashville, and the Walk route is incredible -over Pedestrian Bridge, down Broadway, up First Avenue, over Woodland Street Bridge, and finish on luminary-lined Victory Drive at LP Field. Check-In begins at 5:30 pm, Program on stage begins at 6:45 pm, and the Walk will begin promptly at 7:00 pm.
About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and multiple myeloma and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Our 2015 Vision is for all blood cancer patients to be cured or be managing their illness with a better quality of life.