Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Light the Night Walk- October 11th, 2014
Festivities, great music, tasty food and a remembrance walk…just a few highlights of an awesome experience at the Light the Night Walk on Saturday, October 11th. As a thank you from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for our efforts to support their cause- which resulted in a contribution of $31,386.40, over $7,700 more than we raised last year- we were invited to participate in this amazing night of celebration and remembrance.
The walk was held at Sugarhouse Park on a perfect fall evening. Light the Night is one of the signature campaigns which supports the mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – to find a cure for blood cancers and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Supporters attending that evening, received different colored wristbands which entitled each participant to a lantern (red for supporters, white for survivors and gold in memory of a loved one lost) and dinner was provided onsite by several supporting restaurants. Following an inspiring evening of the sharing of personal stories, acknowledgement of generous sponsors, those walking in memory of loved ones, and a moment of silence for those who have lost their battle with cancer, the evening ended with a perfect fireworks display.
Some Solutionaries shared the impact their experience of the evening had on them:
“It was so inspiring seeing the trail of lanterns ahead of us during the walk. A couple of times we went off the path to take a photo of the breathtaking scene as the lanterns rounded the pond. It was amazing to see how many white lanterns there were—how many people in the group had beaten cancer. I felt a great sense of community and oneness with a group of people I had never met before—it was really an awesome experience.”- Aaron Ludwig (shown below, with daughter.)
“It was an amazing night! When the gold lanterns were raised in remembrance of those who have lost their life to cancer I got chills. It reminded me that even though we had a fun time (maybe too much fun) raising money for LLS it may have not helped those who have passed on but hopefully it will help those who are battling cancer now and may battle it in the future. I was so proud to be a Solutionary that night and to hear of the difference that our contributions as a company will make for those in need.”- Jen Meeks (shown below)
“Light the Night was amazing! It was overwhelming to see all the lanterns moving through Sugarhouse Park. I had the privilege of walking with my company and my family. I love the way LLS raises awareness & funds, and brings people together to support, recognize and remember those affected by cancer.”- Kelly Morris
We think we can speak for everyone at Solutionreach when we say we are grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of such a great cause. It was an awesome experience! Thanks to all Solutionaries who attended and to those who worked hard in preparation for it! It was most definitely a night to remember!