Des Moines

DMACC Ankeny Campus, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA

About Light The Night

At The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night we gather as a community to celebrate, honor, and remember those touched by blood cancers. Friends, families, schools, corporate teams, and sponsors join together to bring light to the darkness of cancer. The funds raised by this community fund lifesaving research, advocacy and support for blood cancer patients and their families. Join us in the fight to cure cancer! There will also be a virtual event provided for any participants who would prefer not to join us in-person, held in November. Details to come in emails to all registered participants in early November.

 

IN-PERSON EVENT

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024

Location: DMACC – Ankeny Campus, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

 

OTHER FAQS

How long is the walk? The walk is approximately one mile.

Will there be food? Yes! Various local food vendors will be on-site for food/beverage purchase.

What if it rains on the event day? The in-person event is rain or shine.

Are dogs allowed? Friendly leashed dogs are welcome.

Can participants turn in donations at the event? Can participants turn in donations at the event? Cash and checks will not be accepted at the walk, but there will be ways to donate digitally the night of the event. All other donations can be sent to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Lower Plains Region: PO Box 772395, Detroit, MI 48277-2395

Is the event appropriate for children? Yes! Light The Night is a multi-generational event! The Kids Zone will feature many different games and activities for children.

How/where can I pick up a lantern? All registered participants receive a lantern to be picked up at the Lantern Tent at the walk.

How do I register? Visit https://www.lightthenight.org/events/des-moines-0 or email Caroline Barber at Caroline.Barber@lls.org.

Do kids need to register? Children 10 years old and younger do not need to register but must be accompanied by an adult to receive a lantern at the event.

How do I get a T-shirt? All registered participants who raise $100+ will receive a t-shirt that can be picked up at the walk.

Are there incentives for reaching fundraising milestones?

Yes! There are a ton of fun incentives you can achieve for your fundraising including:

$100 - Become a Champion for a Cure (t-shirt)

$1,000 - Any participant who raises $1,000 is called a Bright Light! Bright Lights will receive a long-sleeve shirt and get exclusive access to the VIP Tent at the event

$5,000 - Earn a 10 x 10 Team Tent in the Top Teams Area

 

We are so grateful & excited to have you join us. Together, the Des Moines community will Light The Night for patients, survivors, caregivers, and all those touched by blood cancers.

 

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Top Fundraisers

Rank Name Raised

Top Communities and School Teams

Rank Name Raised

Top Corporate Teams

Rank Name Raised

Lower Plains

Detroit, MI

LLS - St. Louis PO Box 772395

Detroit, MI 48277-2395

T (314) 5902262

 

Cedar Rapids, IA

Crestwood, MO

9051 Watson Road Box #343

Crestwood, MO 63126-2220

T (319) 3621476

 

Des Moines, IA

Crestwood, MO

9051 Watson Road Box #343

Crestwood, MO 63126-2220

T (515) 2706169

 

Kansas City, MO

Crestwood, MO

9051 Watson Road Box #343

Crestwood, MO 63126-2220

T (314) 5902262

 

Omaha, NE

Crestwood, MO

9051 Watson Road Box #343

Crestwood, MO 63126-2220

T (402) 3442242

 

Springfield, MO

Crestwood, MO

9051 Watson Road Box #343

Crestwood, MO 63126-2220

T (913) 2621515

 

St. Louis, MO

Crestwood, MO

9051 Watson Road Box #343

Crestwood, MO 63126-2220

T (314) 5902230

 

Wichita, KS

Crestwood, MO

9051 Watson Road Box #343

Crestwood, MO 63123-2220

T (316) 2664050