About Light The Night
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!
It is highly recommended that all blood cancer patients or other immunocompromised individuals check with their healthcare provider before attending this event. Research conducted by LLS and others has shown that some blood cancer patients do not get optimal protection from COVID-19 vaccination and may continue to have heightened susceptibility to contracting and becoming ill from COVID-19. While at the event, we urge our community to respect anyone’s choice to continue to take precautions like masking or social distancing.
There will also be a virtual event experience provided for any participants who would prefer to not join us in-person, held in November. Details to come in emails to all registered participants in early November.
We acknowledge some participants might need ADA accommodations. We do our best to provide these accommodations at every location, however, depending on weather and venues, it may be difficult for participants using wheelchairs to move freely around all areas of specific walk sites. If you have questions or need support, please call us at 888-557-7177 in advance to discuss accommodations. Meeting the needs of all participants is very important to the Light The Night experience.
Date: Thursday, October 19th, 2023
Location: Calder Plaza, 300 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Parking: Government Center Ramp, 300 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, $1.25 per half hour
Schedule of Events
6:00 PM – Festival Activities Begin
7:45 PM – Opening Ceremony
8:00 PM – Walk Begins
9:00 PM – Walk Ends
How long is the walk? The walk is approximately 1 mile.
What if there is weather on event day? The in-person event is rain or shine.
Are dogs allowed? Yes.
Are skateboards allowed? Yes skateboards, scooters and hoverboards are allowed.
Can participants turn in donations at the event? Yes, participants can turn in donations at the Donation Collection tent at the event. Checks and credit cards accepted.
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