‘Light the Night’ brings thousands for annual fundraiser

Over 4,000 people showed up to support those fighting and suffering from Leukemia and Lymphoma

Over 4,000 people walked in Portland on Saturday, Oct. 14 to 'Light the Night.' (KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Thousands of people brought lanterns and brightened the Portland night sky on Saturday in support of the area’s Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

The annual “Light up the Night” fundraiser attracted over 4,000 people, organizers said, as people marched through the city and over the Tillikum Bridge, carrying red for supporters, white for survivors and gold to remember those who have died from the two diseases.

“It symbolizes the light that the leukemia and lymphoma society and all of our supporters bring to those when they’re fighting the darkness of cancer,” said Stephanie Carlson with the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.

The mile-long walk helps fund treatments and support patients.

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Look below for photos from the event.