Twin Cities

Harriet Island, St. Paul, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, St. Paul, MN

About Light The Night

IN-PERSON EVENT DATE: 09/23/2021

VIRTUAL EVENT DATE: 09/30/2021

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 09/23/2021 at Harriet Island, St Paul.  

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, Twin Cities Light The Night will also take place virtually on 09/30/2021 at 7:00 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! 

IN-PERSON EVENT 

Date: 09/23/2021

Location: Harriet Island, 200 Dr Justus Ohage Blvd, St Paul

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

5:30 PM – Festival Activities Begin

6:20 PM - Survivor Photo

7:15 PM - Opening Ceremony

7300 PM – Walk Begins (immediately after Opening Ceremony)

8:00 PM – Fireworks Show (immediately after walk)

We look forward to lighting the night with you on THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 at Harriet Island in St. Paul!

Please read through the important information below about Light The Night updates and activities that will bring our mission to life for all those who participate. Learn how you and your team can make the most of this fantastic evening celebration!

 

EVENT REGISTRATION

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 HERE: https://www.lightthenight.org/upln where you can create a team or join an existing team. Reach out to local LLS staff for assistance: LTN.MNG@LLS.org.

COVID GUIDELINES

Light The Night Twin Cities is in person on 9/23 at Harriet Island and virtually on 9/30. 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, reviewed regularly, at our Light The Night events. We strongly advise patients to participate in our virtual event rather than attending in person. All registered 2021 Light The Night participants (with valid emails) will receive an email the week of the event with details and links for joining our Virtual Experience.  

Below are some of the other precautions we are taking this year:

  • Barricaded “pods” available on a first-come, first-serve basis for teams wanting extra social distancing in front of stage during the Opening Ceremony
  • Contactless Wellness Screening via your smartphone (required to receive a lantern)
  • Outdoor VIP Area
  • Additional Cleaning and Sanitization on site
  • Additional team tents with extra spacing
  • Separate Survivor Tent for white lanterns and survivor shirts
  • No Champions For Cures t-shirts distributed onsite
  • No Champion food truck vouchers distributed
  • Hydration Station – individual bottles to be distributed by volunteers with masks and gloves
  • No Kids Zone
  • No Remembrance Pavilion – special outdoor remembrance area will be accessible

VIRTUAL EVENT

Our virtual event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 7 to 8 p.m. Information and links will be emailed to all registered participants with valid email addresses the week of the virtual event.

WHAT TO BRING

Lawn chairs, blankets, wheelchairs, scooters, bicycles, and baby strollers, food and non-alcoholic beverages, bug spray and cash for food trucks. Please keep your valuables at home or in the trunk of your vehicle.

*Drones are not allowed unless you've acquired a permit from the City of St. Paul.

PARKING

Street parking is first-come, first-serve along Plato Blvd. These nearby parking lots are available to all Light The Night participants and may or may not require a fee:

  • All Inc: 75 W Plato Blvd.
  • Nasseff Mechanical:140 & 134 S. Wabasha
  • Great River Office: 115 S Wabasha (fee for parking)
  • Fox Lot run by Keefe Co Parking: 137 S. Robert Street (fee for parking)
  • The parking lot on the West side of Harriet Island is reserved for handicapped parking and is invite only. If you have an invite, please check-in with the security guards.
  • The parking Lot on the East side of Harriet Island is reserved for Light The Night staff & volunteers.

*Your name must be on the list to enter either parking lot. If you require handicapped parking, email LTN.MNG@LLS.org or call 612.259.4641 by Monday, Sept. 20 or show your handicap pass to the guard.

WEATHER

Light The Night will only be canceled in the event of lightning. If Light The Night is canceled, it will not be rescheduled. Dress accordingly.

THE WALK

The walk is approximately one mile on a paved path and is wheelchair accessible. Participants are not required to walk and are welcome to stay at the festival site until the fireworks, immediately following the walk.

ARE DOGS ALLOWED?

Yes! Friendly, leashed pets are welcome! Please bring bags for waste and dispose of appropriately.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

There will be food and drinks available for purchase from various food trucks on site. Complimentary water bottles will be available at our Hydration Station sponsored by Lubetech.

Complimentary Nothing Bundt Cakes along with beer and wine will be served in the VIP Lounge for our Bright Lights, sponsors, and top fundraisers. Raise or donate $1,000 to your fundraising page get an exclusive VIP pass for you and one guest.

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 HERE: https://www.lightthenight.org/upln where you can create a team or join an existing team. Reach out to local LLS staff for assistance: LTN.MNG@LLS.org.

 

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

TEAM INCENTIVES:

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)!

 

Thank you to our local sponsors! Please thank them for supporting the LLS mission!

 

We look forward to lighting the night with you! Please reach out to your local LLS staff for questions or assistance: LTN.MNG@LLS.org. Thank You!

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Upper Plains

Detroit, Upper Plains

PO Box 772395

Detroit, MI 53214

T (612) 259-4600

 

Appleton, WI

Milwaukee, Appleton, WI

6737 West Washington St Ste 2100

Milwaukee, WI 53214

T (262) 790-4701

 

Bismarck, ND

Milwaukee, Bismarck, ND

6737 West Washington St Ste 2100

Milwaukee, WI 53214

T (262) 790-4701

 

Duluth, MN

Milwaukee, Duluth, MN

6737 West Washington St Ste 2100

Milwaukee, WI 53214

T (262) 790-4701

 

Madison, WI

Madison, Madison, WI

6400 Gisholt Dr Ste 209

Madison, WI 53713

T (262) 785-4261

 

Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

6737 West Washington St Ste 2100

Milwaukee, WI 53214

T (262) 790-4701

 

Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

1711 Broadway St NE

Minneapolis, MN 55413

T (612) 259-4600

 

Northern Wisconsin, WI

Milwaukee, Northern Wisconsin, WI

6737 West Washington St Ste 2100

Milwaukee, WI 53214

T (262) 790-4701

 

Pierre, SD

Milwaukee, Pierre, SD

6737 West Washington St Ste 2100

Milwaukee, WI 53214

T (262) 790-4701