Fireworks were in the sky, Saturday, as the 16th annual “Light the Night Walk” came to an end at Cal State Bakersfield.
The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night Walk” funds treatments that are saving the lives of cancer patients today.
Each year friends, families and co-workers form teams to, not only, raise money, but to celebrate, honor and remember those touched by cancer.
Survivors carried illuminated white balloons, and supporters carried red ones.
Gold balloons were held in remembrance of a loved one who passed away because of cancer.
“I believe in the power of prayer, and the power of family, and everybody that is the reason that got me through this, and gave me the title of survivor,” said Rochelle Rodrigues, a survivor of APL, an aggressive form of leukemia.
An estimated $150,000 was raised.
All of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
17’s Tami Mlcoch was in attendance to support the cause, as well as emcee Saturday’s event.