The Light the Night Walk, one of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s major fundraising campaigns, is a time to pay tribute to those lost and bring hope to people battling blood cancer. Funds raised during the walk support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s efforts to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and provide education and services for patients and their families in the local community. It’s an evening filled with warmth and emotion, a show of support from a community that cares.
Chris Wilson understands the significance firsthand. In 2008, Chris’ 17-month-old son, Ryan, was diagnosed with leukemia. Since Ryan had an aggressive form of leukemia that was notorious for relapse, he was recommended for a bone marrow transplant. Ryan’s twin sister, Lauren, was a perfect match and a transplant was performed in March of 2009.
Today, Ryan is considered leukemia free and participating in cancer research activities has become a large part of the Wilson family’s life.
Since their first walk in 2009, Team Tigerfight has raised $166,249 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Our efforts will continue until the quest for a cure is found.
To Learn more about the Light the Night Walk organization and their mission, you can visit them online and join our Light the Night team at lightthenight.org