Event Day Information
Sunday, October 25, 2015
4 p.m. Check-in and registration opens
Mall of America
Registration, check-in and info area will be at the rotunda near Sea Life.
CHECK-IN & FUNDRAISING
Q: What happened to the balloons?
A: Due to a national helium shortage, we are switching to paper lanterns. The colors and their meanings remain the same: red for supporters, white for survivors and gold for those who walk in memory.
Q: Is there a fundraising minimum?
No, there is not a fundraising minimum to participate in the walk. We encourage all participants to beat the national average of $240. Be a Champion For Cures by raising over $100 and earn a 2015 Light The Night t-shirt.
Q: How do I turn in cash and checks?
The easiest way to accept/deposit a check donation is by using the new MyLLS smartphone app, which you can download here. The app's cutting-edge features include the ability to accept and immediately process donations via credit card and check, and social media integration.
Checks can also be mailed to the LLS office. Be sure to include the name of the participant to whom the donation should be credited to. Please do not mail cash. Cash should be turned into a money order and mailed, or delivered in person to the LLS office or at Light The Night.
attn: Light The Night
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1711 Broadway Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Q: Where do I go when I get there? Do I need to check in?
All participants who did not attend early check in at the LLS office on September 23 need to check in at the ticket windows outside Gate 29.
Q: What is early check in?
Early check in is your opportunity to turn in funds and pick up t-shirts and blank team banners for qualifying team members and skip this step on event day. Early check in is on Tuesday, September 23 from 10am-7pm at the LLS office. 1711 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413. If this day does not work, please contact your LLS staff point person to schedule a time to turn in funds.
Q: Which ticket window should I go to on walk day?
Windows are open to all participants. Please look for a check in greeter if you need help completing paperwork prior to getting into line.
Q: How will I know how much money I've raised?
Volunteers at the pre-registration table & ticket booth will have this info.
Q: Do I have to raise a $100 as an individual or as a team?
To receive the Champion for Cures benefits, you need to raise $100 as an individual.
Q: What about $1000 to be a VIP or the $2900 for Club 29?
Exactly like becoming a Champion For Cures, you will need to raise those amounts as an individual.
Q: What if I have people that want to come, but they don't want to walk?
They are still encouraged to check in and enjoy the festivities and remain in the stands while participants complete the walk.
Q: Where will I find the rest of my team?
We encourage you to arrange a meeting spot with your team members. Teams that raise over $5,000 will have the benefit of reserved seating.
Q: Can I use strollers and wheelchairs?
Yes, there are elevators along the walk route.
Q: How long is the Walk?
About 2 miles.
Q: Is there elevator access for the Walk route?
Yes, there will be elevators between Sections 131 and 132 to get to the field, and an elevator near Section 103 to bring you back up to concourse level at the conclusion of the Walk.
Q: Will there be closing ceremonies?
There will be a celebratory survivor march once all participants have completed the Walk. We encourage all supporters to grab a seat back in the stands and cheer on our patients and survivors as they carry their white lanterns for a march down the warning track and behind home plate.
Light The Night will be held rain or shine, but if extreme or unsafe conditions arise, this site will be updated by 3pm on the day of the Walk to notify walkers in the event of a cancellation.