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FOX 5 Mission Moment Podcast Sponsored By Wawa/Wawa Foundation


Click links below to learn the stories of four relentless Light The Night supporters!




Jennifer Keating, Solarwinds, LLS Board Chair - Walking in Honor and Memory of her Father


Amanda Tiede, Tiede Financial - Northwestern Mutual, LLS Vice Chair - Sharing the Impact of Fundraising


Marcus Ware, George Washington University, Survivor - Discussing his battle against cancer 


Meaghan, high school senior & Survivor, and Maura Kilner, mother & supporter - Turning a devastating diagnosis into Inspiration and Action


Light The Night Photos 


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society delivers hope in time of despair, community in place of loneliness, and life-saving research & support for cancer patients and their families.

This October, we are taking steps to end cancer.



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Reston, VA
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Rockville, MD
Oct 24
Washington, DC

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Inspirational Stories

Be inspired by heroes who shine bright through the darkness of cancer.

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Light The Night Captains lead teams to the finish line!

Team Captain FAQs - National Capital Area

Congratulations on becoming a Light The Night Team Captain!   Thank you for your commitment and dedication to our mission to cure blood cancers! Are you ready to lead your team to success?!     Please contact your respective Light The Night Staff member to help create your personalized fundraising plan. See the Light The Night NCA Staff page for contact information. &nbs...

Local Team Fundraising Events

Local Team Fundraising Events

Team FUNdraising Events Does your Light The Night Team have any fundraising events on the calendar? Please email ArDonna.Hamilton@lls.org, to add your events to the Light The Night website!   On-going Events: TBA   Upcoming Events: TBA   ...

Bright Lights

Bright Lights

What is a Bright Light? Bright Lights are outstanding Light The Night fundraisers who drive the mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) forward by individually raising $1,000 or more. In 2017, National Capital Area Bright Lights raised over $1.4 million for the cause!   Due to the generosity of one of our partners, LLS will receive an additional donation for each Bright Light! Last y...

T.J. Remembered Hero 2018

  T.J. Dunaway September 15, 1988—May 13, 2010 Timothy N. Dunaway Jr, or as we called him, T.J., was one of the most amazing people you could have ever met. He had such an INFECTIOUS and VIBRANT personality and could light up a room when he walked in. He was one of those people that could always put a smile on your face. In June of 2009, T.J. was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and beg...

Mason, Remembered Hero 2018

  Mason Mazzuca May 6, 2011—March 9, 2018 Mason was diagnosed at 4 years old with T-Cell ALL. His white blood cell count at diagnosis was 975 thousand. During induction treatment, Mason lost vision in both of his eyes for approximately three months, as hemorrhages blocked the retina from function. After two successful eye surgeries, his vision was restored. Mason began kindergarten during the...

Volunteer - National Capital Area

It takes an army of volunteers to make Light The Night a successful and memorable event. Volunteers are needed for event planning, Walk night logistics and our Executive Committees. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the form below. We welcome your support! sign up to Volunteer   CONNECT: If you know someone living with or supporting someone with blood cancer, te...

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About the National Capital Area Chapter

3601 Eisenhower Avenue Suite 450

Alexandria, VA 22304

T (703) 399-2900