The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada holds the annual Light The Night Walk on the streets of major cities across Canada. This year’s Light The Night promoters are hoping to make it the biggest event yet as thousands of Canadians march through the streets to support an inspirational cause.
Donations are always welcome at Light The Night as there is always more research into blood cancer that can be accomplished. Insception Lifebank has already reached its own goal of raising $5,000 for the event, which will be donated to the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society.All families that banked their baby’s cord blood with Insception Lifebank are encouraged to join one of the walks that are scheduled across the country.
Light The Night will begin in Calgary on Saturday October 4, but if you can’t make that walk don’t worry. Three other walks will all march through the centres of Vancouver, Ottawa, and Montreal two weeks later on October 18. And if none of those events fit your schedule, Light The Night will light up the streets of Toronto on October 22.
Participants at each walk often carry lit candles or coloured balloons to show their support for Light The Night. The balloons symbolize the different types of participants – white balloons are carried by cancer survivors, red balloons by supporters, and gold balloons by friends or family of loved ones that lost their fight to cancer.
The promoters welcome any and all donations from Canadian families. But the main goal is to have as many people as possible attend Light The Night to show national support for the fight against cancer. More details are available at the Light The Night website, including information on how the donations will be used.