PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The space surrounding the Philadelphia Museum of Artwork was shining brilliant Saturday night time as hundreds gathered to boost consciousness and cash within the battle towards Leukemia and Lymphoma.
Ellen Rubesin oversees all “Mild The Night time” walks all through the east coast, however says the one in Philadelphia is their largest.
“We’re celebrating blood most cancers survivors, we’re strolling in reminiscence of people who have handed and we’re elevating cash to discover a remedy for blood most cancers which is our mission,” Rubesin tells KYW Newsradio.
Hundreds took half within the brief stroll, which started outdoors the Artwork Museum. Everybody broke into groups, with every particular person holding a unique colour lantern.
“Individuals which are carrying gold lanterns are strolling in reminiscence of somebody, individuals which are carrying purple (lanterns) are strolling in help of those that have blood most cancers, and other people carrying white lanterns are survivors,” stated Gina Angelo.
These survivors have been acknowledged earlier than the stroll started.
Angelo and her group held gold lanterns in reminiscence of her father, who misplaced his battle to Leukemia earlier this yr.
“Clearly we’re all very emotional and lacking our father,” she says “however honoring him is a means of us remembering him and in addition giving to this trigger and hopefully sometime they’ll discover a remedy for it.”
That’s Dwayne Richardson’s hope too as he and his family members additionally held gold lanterns in reminiscence of his mom who handed away three years in the past.
“(This occasion) brings us nearer as a result of she was everyone’s mother,” he says, referring to his complete workforce that participated.
Organizers say the financial objective of Mild the Night time Philadelphia is $2 million raised.