St. Louis

Forest Park's Cricket Field, 5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis, MO

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: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Location: Forest Park's Cricket Field, 5595 Grand Drive, St. Louis, 63112

Parking: This year, parking will be available at the Berthold Parking Garage on Berthold Avenue, along with the Polar Bear Lot (attached to Berthold Parking Garage) and the Penguin Lot, accessible via Oakland Avenue and also via the Lemar Lot on Berthold Avenue. We will have additional shuttles available to help move traffic. The visitor lot next to Cricket Field is still first come, first serve, however, we encourage everyone to save those spots for handicapped/ADA parking. We are thankful for the St. Louis Zoo for allowing us to use their lots for Light The Night. 


5:00 PM – Festival Activities Begin

  • Furry Friends Sponsored by Purina, including a performance by the Purina Incredible Dog Team from 5:30-6pm!
  • Team Photos Sponsored by La-Z-Boy
  • Bright Lights Sponsored by UNITS® Moving and Portable Storage of St. Louis, MO
  • Hydration Station Sponsored by Frank Leta Automotive
  • Shining Light Selfie Station Sponsored by Genentech
  • Random Acts of Light Sponsored by Ameren
  • Light The Way Sponsored by Stifel
  • STEM Demos for Kids at the Pfizer Tent
  • Kids Zone with activities and LTN temporary tattoos
  • The Bubble Van
  • Event DJ

7:15 PM – Opening Ceremony

7:30 PM – Walk Begins (immediately after Opening Ceremony)

8:30 PM – *NEW* Laser Light Show (immediately after walk)


How long is the walk? The walk is approximately one mile.

Will there be food? Yes! Food Trucks will be on-site for food/beverage purchase. We encourage all participants to bring lawn chairs and coolers to enjoy the DJ and laser show. Water will be provided at the Hydration Station.

What if there is weather on event day? The in-person event is rain or shine.

Are dogs allowed? Friendly leashed dogs are welcome.

Can participants turn in donations at the event? The Light The Night walk will only be accepting checks and credit card donations at the walk. Cash will not be accepted on-site. Credit or debit card donations can be made through the mobile app. Please donate online through your fundraising page, the app, or the website.

Is the event appropriate for children? Yes! Light The Night is a multi-generational event! The Kids Zone will feature the Bubble Bus, face painting, goody bags, music, and coloring.  

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 David Wettroth 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 

$1000 - Become a Bright Light 

$5,000 - Receive a VIP Table for your team 

$10,000 - Earn a 10 x 10 Team Tent in the Top Teams Area 

$25,000+ - Earn a 20 x 10 Team Tent in the Top Teams Area  

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

Your Light The Night Team 

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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