Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk raises nearly $1 million

BOSTON — More than 5,000 participants came together on Boston Common on Thursday night for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” Walk, which raised nearly $1 million to fund treatments that are saving the lives of patients.

LLS is makes cures happen by providing patient support services, advocating for lifesaving treatments and pioneering the most promising cancer research anywhere. “And it’s all happening now. Not someday, but today. Each year friends, families and coworkers form teams to raise money in support of our mission,” according to the LLS.

Those who walked included survivors, caregivers, family members and medical personnel. It is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. Fox 25 anchor Vanessa Welch served the event’s emcee and Jamie Fagan, the 2017 LLS Man of the Year, was the keynote speaker. Fagan emphasized the need for more funding for clinical research and patient support.

All photos by Bill Brett

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