COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 2019 – UCT home office employees and members of Columbus’ M.J. Terapak Council 144 and Buckeye Council 2000 joined thousands of Central Ohio walkers who turned out to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 20th annual Light the Night Walk battle on Oct. 25. The walk is slated to raise $1 million for blood cancer research, and UCT’s 13 walkers raised $1,550 through donations and various fundraising efforts throughout October.
Unique because it’s held at night, the Light the Night Walk has become popular in Central Ohio and throughout the country for its festive, family-friendly atmosphere. Participants form teams like Team UCT to raise funds for the society’s mission and carry lighted lanterns to represent why they’re walking. Lanterns come in three colors: white lanterns are carried by survivors; red lanterns by supporters; and gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
Funding cutting-edge research and providing support services to patients and their families during their cancer journey requires resources. Walks take place in 140 communities each fall across North America and dollars raised help fund research for better therapies and cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma – and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
This was UCT’s 17th year supporting the Light the Night Walk.