Lighting the night for cancer research


LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Greater Lafayette was lit up with red, white and gold Thursday evening.

The Light the Night Walk was held at Columbian Park.

It’s all to help the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event raises money for research to find cures for different types of blood cancer.

During the walk, supporters carried red lanterns, survivors held white lanterns and gold lanterns were held in memory of those who have died.

Janet Wallace was diagnosed in 2012. She is now a survivor who walks with family and friends every year.

“I’m blessed to have a lot of support behind me, my daughter, son, and friends and family. So, it’s great to get together and do this to support everybody, really, in the community,” said Wallace.

Organizers expect the event brought in $60,000 to help with cancer research.

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