Light the Night Walk raises money for cancer research and aid

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Walkers took to the pavement Friday night at Monroe Community College, for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s 18th annual Light the Night Walk. 

The event is part of a nationwide evening fundraising walk, to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer. 

The walk is a mile long and includes a celebration at the end with music, food, and prizes. 

Funds raised through the event go to support programs of blood cancer research, local patient aid, advocacy, education, and community service. 

“We want to thank our Rochester community,” said Executive Director Luann Burgio. “We got a great night and we wouldn’t be here today and making the advances and the therapies and treatments without the support and the funds raised from this community. ” 

News 8 is a proud sponsor of the Light the Night event, and our own Maureen McGuire was the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. 
The event raised a total of $115,000.

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