October 13, 2011

Light the Night Walk to be Friday, Oct. 14

Walk with Team Vanderbilt at the 2011 Light the Night Walk benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on Friday, Oct. 14, at LP Field.

Check-in begins at 6 p.m., the opening ceremonies kick off at 7 p.m., and the walkers begin their trek at 7:30 p.m. Individuals can sign up to walk or simply make a donation to help fund the LLS research and patient support efforts.

From its start at LP Field, those on the walk will cover a two-mile route across the Cumberland River at dusk while carrying colorful lighted balloons to honor those patients and families who have battled blood cancers. Baby strollers are welcome.

Cancer survivors carry white balloons, supporters hold red balloons and gold balloons are carried in memory of those who have died from these diseases.

To find more information and to sign up, visit www.viccfallwalks.org. Contact Jennifer Rice at Jennifer.rice@vanderbilt.edu  for more details.