LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Red, white and gold balloons covered Riehle Plaza Thursday night for this year's "Light the Night."
More than 500 people registered for the walk to help find a cure for leukemia and lymphoma.
Each balloon color has special meaning for participants: red for supporters, white for survivors and patients, and gold to honor those who have died.
Among the walkers was Tri-Central freshman Brody Blades, who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 7 and has been cancer free for five years.
"It means a lot that all these people are out here for people like me. Everybody seems real happy to be here," said Blades.
Blades said he and his family have participated in the walk for the past couple of years.
The Lafayette walk is one of 200 walks that will occur nationwide over the next few weeks.
Lafayette organizers hope to raise more than $80,000 Thursday night for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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