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 on November 15, Details to come in emails to all registered participants in early November.
Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Location: First Horizon Park, Home of the Nashville Sounds 19 Jr Gilliam Way, Nashville, TN 37219
Parking: State Parking Lots - open to public at 5:30 pm as well as Street parking and pay lots are also available.
Entrance: Please enter through the RIGHT FIELD ENTRANCE, located on Rep. John Lewis Way N.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5:30 PM – Festival Activities Begin
7:00 PM – Walk Begins (immediately after Opening Ceremony)
8:00 PM – Fireworks Show (immediately after walk)
ENTRY INTO LIGHT THE NIGHT
Important update for this year’s event! With our new venue, you will have to enter through security prior to entering the park by the right field entrance.
All participants are required to go through a security line, including bag check.
The venue has A CLEAR BAG POLICY: One clear bag – either a one-gallon Ziploc style bag or a 12" x 12" x 6" clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC bag – plus a small clutch/purse no larger than 5" x 9" x 2" in size. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items and/or diaper bags after proper inspection and screening.
Participants must show staff the Light The Night email that will be sent the morning of the event to gain access. Another reason to tell your friends, family, and colleagues joining to register BEFORE the event day!
LANTERN PICK UP
All attendees must register to receive a lantern at Light The Night. Pre-registered participants will receive an email the day before the event with a lantern coupon to show at the lantern tent to pick up a lantern. We highly encourage registering everyone on your team before event day. Attendees who do not register in advance must sign an e-waiver on their mobile device at the event. They will show proof of completion to receive a lantern at the Lantern Tent.*Attendees under 12 do not need to pre-register or sign a waiver if accompanied by an adult.
How long is the walk? The walk is approximately one mile.
What if there is weather on event day? The in-person event is rain or shine.
Are dogs allowed? No
Can participants turn in donations at the event? Yes, participants can turn in credit card and check donations at the Donation Collection tent at the event. No cash will be taken at the event.
Food will be available for purchase- cash is NOT accepted. Food vendors include Waldo’s Chicken (100% donated back to LLS!), Taziki’s, Big Bad Breakfast. Water, granola bars, and chips will be provided for all participants.
T-SHIRTS - We have a limited amount of t-shirts at the walk. Light The Night shirts are for any REGISTERED participants that have $100 under their individual fundraising page.
REGISTERED participants that have $1000+ under their individual fundraising page, will receive the Bright Light shirt in lieu of Light The Night shirt.
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.
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