Sunday: Light the Night Walk in Nyack

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is holding a Light the Night Walk Sunday in Nyack Memorial Park.


The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Rockland County Light the Night Walk is Sunday, Oct. 21 at Nyack Memorial Park—52 Piermont Avenue. 

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk funds lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer. Friends, families and co-workers form fundraising teams and millions of consumers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening Walks in over two hundred communities each fall across North America, according to the LLS website.

The Walks are done at a leisurely pace and are 1-2 miles long. They should take no more than one hour to complete. The Walk is open to all participants of all ages; it does not require a particular level of fitness. Infants and children are welcome being that the Light The Night Walks are family oriented events; it is up to parental discretion.

Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. However, for everyone's safety, bicycles, inline skates, wheelie footwear, skateboards and scooters are not allowed. Leashed dogs are welcomed.

The Remembrance Ceremony is a time to remember loved ones who have been lost to cancer. Participants can submit names of their loved ones to be read during the ceremony either at the Walk or in advance to denise.raptoulis@lls.org. At this walk, it takes place during the opening ceremony at approximately 6:45 p.m.

New this year, they are adding a “Hall of Heroes” and a “Section of Silence” to the Walk route, which all participants will walk through. These areas will be a time to celebrate survivors and remember those who have been lost. LLS is inviting all participants to submit their own reasons for walking to these sections. Please visit http://www.lightthenight.org/wch/localchapter/Fundraising

Registration along wiht live entertainment and music begins at 5 p.m. and the actual Walk begins at 7 p.m. The opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Walkers can raise funds as individuals or members of a team. Others can also help by sponsoring a walker or volunteering. Those interested in volunteering to help with the event or who need more information should contact Emily Genzlinger, Campaign Manager, emily.genzlinger@lls.org or 914-821-8997


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