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: Friday, October 27, 2023
Location: First Horizon Park 19 Jr. Gilliam Way Nashville, TN 37219
ENTRANCE: All event attendees will enter through the RIGHT FIELD ENTRANCE – located on Rep. John Lewis Way. Bag checks and security scans are required.
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.
Parking: There are several State of Tennessee parking lots around the baseball field with free parking starting at 5:30 pm. There are also pay lots surrounding the baseball field.
Schedule of Events
5:30 PM – Festival Activities Begin
7:00 PM – Opening Ceremony
7:30 PM – Walk Begins
8:30 PM – Event Ends
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
What else is allowed? Wheelchairs, Strollers, and Scooters
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, No cash!
Will there be food? Yes, food will be available for purchase- cash is NOT accepted. Food vendors include Waldo’s Chicken (100% donated back to LLS!) and Taziki’s. Water and snacks will be provided for all participants.
Every INDIVIDUAL person attending Light The Night is required to be REGISTERED. Participants must show staff AN EMAIL that will be sent the day of in order to gain access. You cannot show one email to gain group access. *Attendees under 12 do not need to pre-register or sign a waiver if accompanied by an adult.
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