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2015 Light the Night Walk in Forsyth Park

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Forsyth Park shining bright after Friday night’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society “Light the Night Walk”.

Over 2,000 walkers headed out to raise awareness and funds to support lifesaving blood cancer research and local cancer support programs.

Cancer survivors carried white lanterns, supporters carried red and everyone walking in memory of loved ones who passed away from cancer carried gold.

Friday’s festivities also included a survivor and remembrance ceremony, followed by the walk and entertainment later on.

"It gives me a lot of emotions. First of all, for the survivors, which I am one, and so raising the money for leukemia and lymphoma and multiple myloma I know that the money is going to researchers,” said Celeste Shearouse, volunteer.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer.

Last year, there were a little over 4,000 new diagnoses for blood cancer in Georgia. 

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