PITTSBURGH — The Eastern Great Lakes Region of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will host Pittsburgh Light the Night Thursday, Oct. 13 at Acrisure Stadium.
The annual fundraising event will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Culminating in more than 100 evening events each fall, communities across North America join together at Light The Night, carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.
The funds raised through Light The Night are used to support LLS’s mission priorities: research, education and support and policy and advocacy.
Through campaigns like Light The Night, LLS has invested more than $1.5 billion since its inception in research to advance breakthrough therapies.
“We’re thrilled to have our 2022 Light The Night event at Acrisure Stadium,” said, Tina Thompson, executive director at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Eastern Great Lakes Region. “The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society generates and delivers hope in a time of despair, a community in place of loneliness and lifesaving research and support for cancer patients and their families.”
Despite the progress, more than a third of blood cancer patients still do not survive five years after their diagnosis.
To form a Light The Night team or to learn more, visit www.lightthenight.org/egl
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