Light The Night Walk Raises Money For Leukemia and Lymphona

By Adam Chick

October 2, 2012 Updated Oct 3, 2012 at 9:40 AM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Light the Night Walk takes place all over the country and for the 9th consecutive year it happened in Binghamton.

It's all to help the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Many lined up to walk at the Light the Night Walk.

Some were simply there to support the cause, while some are recovering from either lymphoma or leukemia, and others were there to remember those that have been lost.

"We do this in memory of one of our members husbands who died of Leukemia. And because it worked so well, it's a nice tradition, that we like to maintain," said Judy Kamishlian of Binghamton.

"They can walk once around NYSEG stadium. Twice, three times, so whatever your level is," said Event Organizer Luann Burgio.

"It truly is a heart warming vision to see against the sky when you see those balloons," said Burgio.

Those balloons have special significance. Everyone walking carries one. The red ones are for supporters, and the white ones are for those who have survived the diseases, while the gold ones are in remembrance of somebody lost.

"It is so important for people to come out, to raise funds so that we can have a world without cancer. And the way we can do it is to continue funding cancer research," said Burgio.

"We've had some of our little ones who are now like tall, taller than me and it is so wonderful to see. Because our community, we get to see the dollars at work," said Burgio.

Last year the Light the Night Walk Binghamton raised just over $40,000.

It's money that's touching many lives.