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Thousands come out for Light the Night walk

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah's historic Forsyth Park was filled to capacity on Oct. 14. Thousands of folks were walking to save lives. It was the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night event.

Before lacing up and hitting the streets, walkers filled balloons with flashing lights to represent cancer patients and survivors. All of the money raised from the event goes toward helping fund research to prevent and cure the devastating diseases.

"The way we're going to find a cure is through research and that's going to take raising money, through events like light the night. At the same time what we raise money for is our patient services activity because we want to make sure patients have the support that they need so that they come out at the other end," said Rick Brown, Leukemia Lymphoma Society Ga. Chapter.

Organizers say there were more people at this year's event than ever. They say that more than 6,000 people were there.

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