Stinson Park in Aksarben Village, 2285 S 67th St, Omaha, NE

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! 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.


Thursday, September 26, 2024


Stinson Park at Aksarben Village

2285 S 67th St

Omaha, NE 68106

Parking Logistics: 

Free public parking available in various Aksarben Village parking garages and on street parking in area.

Time Festivities Begin: 5:30 PM

Opening Ceremony: 7:30 PM

Walk Start Time: 7:45 PM

Event Festivities: 8:15pm fireworks after ceremony and prior to walk

Event Ends: 9:00 PM



During the summer of 2019, 2 1/2 year old Tessa started having unusual spells of sickness, allergic reactions, and exhaustion. After trying allergy meds, antibiotics and other recommendations, Tessa wasn't improving, and her family knew something was wrong. Her family checked her into Children's Nebraska where she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) and a plan to stay in the hospital for a minimum of one month. After countless pokes, spinal taps, steroid meds, chemotherapy, and never-ending wagon rides around the hospital floor, Tessa and her family were finally able to go home. In November 2021, just 6 weeks before she turned 5, Tessa finished her last day of treatment!

Tessa is now a thriving first grader and enjoys school. She is always ready for her next adventure where she can explore and make new friends. Hear more about Tessa on September 26th at Stinson Park!




How long is the walk?

The walk is approximately one mile (3 laps around Stinson Park).

Will there be food?

Yes! Various local food vendors will be on-site for food/beverage purchase. We encourage all participants to bring lawn chairs and coolers. Water will be provided at the Hydration Station.

What is allowed? 

  • Dogs
  • Stollers
  • Wheelchairs
  • Scooters
  • Skateboards

Can participants turn in donations at the event?

Cash and checks will not be accepted at the walk, but there will be ways to donate from your smartphone the night of the event. All other donations can be sent to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Nebraska, 17330 W. Center Rd., Suite 110-341, Omaha, NE 68130

Is the event appropriate for children?

Yes! Light The Night is a multi-generational event! The Kids Zone will feature face painting, balloon twisting, bounce house, button making, poster decorating, kids games and activities.

How/where can I pick up a lantern?

All registered participants receive a lantern to be picked up at the Lantern Tent at the walk.

How do I register?

Visit or contact Tracy Fisher at

Do all guests receive a t-shirt?

All registered participants who raise $100+ will receive a t-shirt that can be picked up at the walk.

Are there Incentives for reaching fundraising milestones?

Yes! There are a ton of fun incentives you can achieve for your fundraising including:

  • $100 - Become a Champion for a Cure (t-shirt)
  • $1,000 - Become a Bright Light (exclusive Light The Night performance, long-sleeve shirt along with VIP Pavilion passes and recognition at the event!)
  • $10,000 - Earn a 10 x 10 Team Tent in the Top Teams Area

We’re so grateful & excited to have you join us. Together, the Nebraska community will Light The Night for patients, survivors, caregivers, and all those touched by blood cancers



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