Approximately 1,500 people are expected to take part in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Mid-Hudson Valley Light The Night Walk on Sunday, October 20 beginning at 5 p.m. at Provident Bank Park in Pomona.

Teams of co-workers, families and friends will walk together in twilight holding illuminated lanterns – white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold for those walking in memory of a loved one lost to blood cancer. The evening’s events also include live entertainment, family activities, and fireworks.

This year’s Walk will honor blood cancer patients Danny van Shaik of Suffern, a 12-year-old survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and Sandra Bickerstaff of Harriman, a survivor of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The event will also pay tribute to In Memory Honoree Marty Campbell of Stony Point, who lost his battle to diffuse large B cell lymphoma in 2012.

LLS’s Light The Night Walk funds lifesaving research and support for people battling cancer. Friends, families and co-workers form teams and millions of customers help by donating at retail outlets. These efforts culminate in inspirational, memorable evening walks in over two hundred communities each fall across North America. For more info, visit

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