More than 2,500 Middle Tennesseans participated in the 15th annual Light The Night Walk, hosted by the Tennessee chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and presenting sponsor Sarah Cannon, at LP Field. This year’s walk helped LLS raise $1 million for cancer research and patient services.
Two hundred and nine teams participated in the walk, including top fundraisers Sarah Cannon/HCA/TriStar, Team Walkin’ Row and Vanderbilt University’s Sigma Chi fraternity.
After the Light The Night Walk, Charles Esten of the ABC hit show “Nashville,” whose 14-year-old daughter Addie is a leukemia survivor, headlined a Leukemia & Lymphoma benefit concert, titled “Light The Late Night,” at 3rd and Lindsley. One hundred percent of proceeds from the concert went to LLS.
LLS hosts walks in more than 200 communities across the United States and Canada. Participants carry illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold to remember those who have died – to honor and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer.
The funds raised through corporate and individual contributions help to find cures and better therapies for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to provide information, education, and financial support for patients and their families.