Greater Lafayette lights up the night for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Red, white and gold lanterns lit up the dusk sky at Columbian Park Thursday night.

Posted: Oct. 11, 2018 9:00 PM
Updated: Oct. 11, 2018 9:06 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hundreds came out to remember the lives lost and show support to those facing a diagnosis at the 2018 Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society funds research, treatment and patient support for those battling blood cancer. More than $34,000 was raised from this year's event. The highlight of the night came from the testimony of Tecumseh Jr. High student Charlie Smart. Charlie has been battling a rare form of Leukemia since December of 2017. Click here to watch WLFI's story "Charlie's Champions from January.

The night concluded with a one mile walk with the lanterns. Those with gold lanterns represented someone they knew whose life was taken by cancer. White lanterns represented cancer survivors, and red lanterns were held by everyone else who wanted to see the end of cancer.

To learn more about Light the Night, click here.

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