About Light The Night
IN-PERSON EVENT DATE: 10/07/2021
VIRTUAL EVENT DATE: 10/19/2021
See more details below.
As a mission-driven health organization, the safety and well-being of blood cancer patients, their families, and the many staff, volunteers, donors, partners, and campaign participants who serve them is our top priority. With this in mind, we are taking special safety measures at our Light The Night events this Fall. Here is what you can expect on-site if you choose to Light The Night with us in person on 10/07/2021 at Milwaukee lakefront.
Participants will be required to submit a quick wellness screening before picking up their lantern. The screening will be accessible at the event via your mobile device. We will also share the screening link one-day pre-event via email. On-site, we are asking all participants to sanitize, social distance and facial coverings are strongly recommended for all.
In addition to our in-person event offering, Milwaukee Light The Night will also take place virtually on 10/19/2021 at 7-8 PM. We strongly advise patients, regardless of their vaccination status, to participate in our virtual event rather than attending in person. We also advise individuals who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including children under the age of 12, to participate virtually. All registered participants will receive an email with instructions for joining our virtual Light The Night experience the week leading up to the event.
Regardless of your chosen format, we will Light The Night and bring light to the darkness of cancer together!
Date: Thursday, October 7, 2021
Location: Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, WI
Parking: Lot at Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest Grounds)
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:30 PM – Grounds Open
6:30 PM – Survivor Photo
7:00 PM – Opening Ceremony
7:15 PM – Walk (immediately following opening ceremony)
8:00 PM – Fireworks Show (following the walk)
We encourage everyone to register and donate ONLINE to limit contact at the event. Please invite members to join your team via your team link. Anyone may register online for free by clicking the register button above. You can create a team or join an existing team. Reach out to local LLS staff for assistance: Kim.Smith@lls.org .
We are also encouraging participants to collect funds online using their fundraising link. However, participants can turn in donations at the Donation Collection tent at the event.
WHAT TO BRING:
Lawn chairs, blankets, wheelchairs, scooters, baby strollers, weather-appropriate clothes and shoes, bug spray, etc. Please keep valuables at home or in the trunk of your vehicle.
On-site at Henry Maier Festival Park.
Light The Night takes place rain or shine! Light The Night will only be canceled in the event of lightning. If canceled, we will not reschedule but defer to the virtual event taking place on October 19, 2021. Please dress accordingly.
The walk route is approximately 1 mile on a paved path and is wheelchair accessible. Participants are not required to walk and are welcome to stay on the festival grounds to welcome walkers back.
Pets are not allowed at this event at this time.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES:
This year, to keep safety our top priority, we will not have food for purchase onsite or Champion for Cures meals. Please eat dinner before arriving. Complimentary water bottles will be available at our Hydration Station on the event grounds.
Complimentary individually wrapped treats will be served at the end of the night courtesy of the Warming Nook sponsored by Alto- Shaam.
Time: 7-8 PM
Details for joining the virtual event will be sent to all registered participants with valid email addresses the week before the virtual event.
TEAM INCENTIVES, CHAMPIONS FOR CURES & BRIGHT LIGHTS
Become a Champion for Cures by raising or donating $100+ to your personal fundraising page and receive:
- Light The Night T-shirt (mailed)
Become a Bright Light by raising or donating $1,000+ to your personal fundraising page and receive:
- Bright Light long-sleeve tech shirt
- Invite to VIP Bright Light Lounge at the event
- Champion for Cures perks
Teams that raise $10,000+ by September 24th will receive a 10x10 team tent in the Team Tent Area. In your tent will be your team banner and various glow-in-the-dark accessories (while supplies last)!
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