Light The Night is a fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, that is held at many locations across Canada. We were proud to be a part of the Calgary event, to support this great cause.
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
Since 1955, LLSC has been on the forefront of blood cancer advances such as chemotherapies and stem cell transplantation leading the way to the targeted therapies and immunotherapies that are saving thousands of lives today.
LLSC is changing the landscape of cancer with more than 41 active research projects that explore different avenues of new and adventurous research; ones with promise and ones that will save lives not someday, but today.
It started to rain slightly, as participants gathered in Prince's Island Park in downtown Calgary, but it didn't damped their spirits! We set up our drums close to the starting point of the race, to add energy and music as thousands of people with lanterns began their route. We used our LED-lighted bachi, and matched our bachi colours to the lantern colours:
Red Lanterns were carried by supporters of the cause
White Lanterns were carried by blood cancer survivors.
Gold Lanterns were carried in memory of a loved one.
White floating lanterns were also made by friends and family to float at the end of the route. It was quite a sight to see them all lined up by the water.