About Light The Night
As a mission-driven health organization, nothing is more important to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society(LLS) than the safety and well-being of blood cancer patients, their families, and the many staff, volunteers, donors, partners, and campaign participants who serve them. With this in mind, the Kansas City Light The Night event will be virtual this year.
We are dedicated to providing a best-in-class virtual experience that will allow us to display that passion for helping end blood cancers. We hope you’ll join us to bring light to the darkness of cancer!
TIME: 7:00-8:00 PM
We will be emailing all participants with detailed information on how to join our virtual event in the 2 weeks leading up to the event night.
WHAT TO EXPECT
On event night, we will all join together as a community on Zoom to celebrate together and then we will move over to our virtual event site to engage with the Light The Night activities we all know and love! During our Zoom program we will connect with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society mission, celebrate our top fundraisers and watch our moving and inspiring ceremony together.
Then, we will head over to our virtual event site to engage with:
Circle of Survivors: Join the Circle of Survivors by adding your lantern and sharing your story of survivorship or celebrate all of the patients & survivors by reading their stories.
Remembrance Pavilion: Honor and remember a loved one who has been lost to cancer in the Remembrance Pavilion where you can add their photo & a special message.
Supporter Celebration: Bring light to the darkness of cancer by raising your virtual lantern. Use our augmented reality filter and choose the lantern color that best represents how you Light The Night.
AND SO MUCH MORE!
On event night, our collective passion to bring light to darkness of cancer will shine through with the continued commitment of supporters like you!
MEET OUR 2021 HONORED HEROES
Philip is an energetic and sweet little boy who absolutely loves to play with his siblings –from soccer to cars to trains to puzzles! Phillip was diagnosed with Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) on Monday, August 31st, 2020. Philip is currently in remission, responding well to treatments and back to running, playing and doing all the things he loves to do!
Melba McNichols is an opera singer by trade and director of Day and Work Services at Goodlife. In February 2017, Melba was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). After 4 years of remission, Melba's cancer returned in 2021. She received chemotherapy and is now back in remission and scheduled to receive a bone marrow transplant!
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