Quick and Easy: Light the Night

Light the Night

Come walk in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk to help fund lifesaving research for those battling cancer.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. (walk starts at 6 p.m.)

Where: Gallery Park in Glenview (Patriot and Navy Boulevard)

What: There will be food, fun, inspirational speakers and other festivities starting at 4:30 p.m. with the walk commencing at 6 p.m. The walking paths are 1-3 miles in length, and you can walk individually or with a team.

Fundraising/registration: See here for fundraising tips and register online.

Between the four Illinois walks in October 2011, $1.7 million was raised to help fight against cancer. LLS uses the funds raised by Light the Night not only to fund essential research, but also to create free educational events and materials for patients and families, promote and create local support groups and to create better, more comprehensive assistance at their Information Resource Center.

Chuck Kiven is a member of the top fundraising team of the North Shore, and he believes “we can all make a difference, one step at a time.” In 1994, Chuck’s 10-year-old son was diagnosed with leukemia. Chuck and his wife never left his side throughout his struggle, but noticed that many other children could not receive this kind of support due to parents having to work full-time. After a long journey, the Kivens and their team members have raised nearly 2 million dollars for LLS and are more determined than ever to “wipe cancer off the planet.” Chuck continued: “My dream is to perpetuate my son’s memory. It isn’t about us, it’s about preventing the next one from getting sick.”

Click here for more information on the 2012 Light the Night walk, and sign up today to make a difference!