Light the Night at Angels Stadium

Several survivors and supporters of Leukemia gather to support those who are affected by the specific cancer.

Several supporters and survivors of Leukemia raising their lanterns up. (Josiah Carino/Lariat)

Leukemia is a type of cancer that stops the production of white blood cells in our body. Today, over 382,000 people are affected by Leukemia.

Last Saturday, thousands of people gathered to Angels Stadium to take part in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s event, Light the Night. The event brings groups of people, from families and friends together to help fight cancer.

Registration for the event is free, but several are encouraged to donate to their cause. Donations are used to fund treatments for Leukemia and to also further research in cancer.

For those who are walking, there are three different lanterns they’re able to use during the walk. Each of them represent a person’s reason for walking.

Those who walked with red lanterns are supporters of those with Leukemia, yellow lanterns represent those who walk in memory of someone who lost their lives to cancer and white lanterns that represent those who are cancer survivors.

For those who walk because of someone who passed, walked in a group. Several of these groups held signs and wore shirts to represent who passed away.

There were several volunteers at the event, who helped do various things such as pass out water to walkers on the course, or even help cheer them on throughout the entire walk.

Several organizations such as UCI Health donated over $15,000 to help support their cause. The end result of donations at the end of the night was recorded to be $915,000.