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Light the Night walk for cancer cures

Posted at 6:30 AM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 09:34:06-04

Lanterns will light up the Tucson sky on Saturday night during the annual Light the Night walk for cancer cures.

The event is hosted by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Tucson.

Three thousand participants are expected to gather on the east side of Park Place mall around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday for event registration. There will be an opening ceremony at 6:45 p.m. and the walk begins at 7 p.m. It will be followed by a celebration for survivors at 7:45 p.m.

“It is our aim to bring light to the darkness of cancer through life-saving research and patient support,” said Jim Brewer, Executive Director, LLS Arizona Chapter, in a media release. “We’re seeing amazing results right now with 18 new treatments approved for blood cancers through 2017. Plus, revolutionary new treatments originally discovered through blood cancer research are now being tested in clinical trials for other cancers.”