'Light the Night' event on North Shore illuminates fight against cancer

'Light the Night' event raring to go on North Shore

PITTSBURGH — The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is gearing up for its annual Light The Night Walk. The walk is being held tonight at Heinz Field, and fundraising efforts are in full swing.

Each year, people from across the nation form teams to raise money to fund lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provide free information and support services.

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Walkers carry colored lanterns signifying survivors and other who have suffered from the disease.

"We turn them all on at the same time. We light the night to show cancer 'we're trying to beat you,'" said Monica Snyder of the LLS. "It's just so beautiful, breathtaking, and for one night Pittsburgh is supporting LLS."

The LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. According to its website, the mission of LLS is to: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

For more information about Pittsburgh's Light the Night and to participate, visit the Light the Night website.

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Pittsburgh’s Light the Night walk is nearly underway at Heinz Field. Teams are raising money to fund lifesaving blood cancer research. https://on.wpxi.com/2DR4s1j

Posted by WPXI-TV Pittsburgh on Thursday, October 11, 2018