Participants sought for Leukemia Society walk

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will hold its signature walk-event, “Light The Night,” Oct. 9 on the Ocean Grove Boardwalk at 7 p.m., with registration to start at 5 p.m.

The Southern New Jersey/Shore Region Chapter is currently seeking participants and volunteers to raise money toward the society’s mission of finding cures for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improving the quality of life of patients and their families.

“Light The Night” is the society’s nationwide evening walk to commemorate lives touched by cancer. Participants carry flickering red and white balloons along a two- to three-mile walk within their communities. Cancer survivors hold white balloons, and all other participants carry red balloons.

Individual walkers are welcome, and families and companies are invited to form teams. There is no registration fee, but participants are encouraged to raise $100 for the society’s research and patient service programs. In addition, dedication banners will be displayed to give everyone an opportunity to place a name or message in honor of or in memory of a family member or friend with cancer. Participants will also be awarded a variety of prizes based on their total fund-raising efforts.

For additional information, contact the Southern New Jersey/Shore Region Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at (888) 920-8557; or visit