I participated in the most recent Light The Night in Calgary last weekend. I was walking in memory of my grandmother. I was also given the opportunity to take photos for the event, and special thank you to Ashley C. (the coordinator for the Prairies region) for the opportunity!
What is Light The Night?
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) hosts an annual walk to fundraise and raise awareness of Leukemia and Lymphoma research. The walks are not limited to the Calgary area. In fact, there are nearly 200 Light The Night Walks across North America every year. Every participant is given a specific colored lantern (white= survivor, red=supporter, gold=walking in memory of a loved one). All proceeds go to funding for research on Leukemia and Lymphoma cures, along with providing support and hope for families and loved ones that have been affected by blood cancers.
If you would like to read more infomation about Light The Night and LLSC or want to participate, please visit their official page @ http://lightthenight.ca/
It was a very inspiring night. I got to meet some new faces, and feel a sense of unity and community that shared the same vision to help finding a future without blood cancers. Thank you to everyone who let me take photos of them! There was live entertainment prior to the walk kick-off. Right at the beginning of the walk, there were fireworks. When walkers reached the 4km point, they are given sparklers as well. I heard chants from teams and saw so many team costumes/outfits. It was all really great. I am looking forward to participating in another LTN in a different city, next year.