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Light The Night Walk slated for Saturday

September 30, 2005

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The 2005 Light The Night Walk benefit to raise money for the war on blood cancers will be held Saturday night at South Park.

The event includes a two-mile walk through the downtown area with participants carrying illuminated balloons to symbolically light the way for future cures for blood cancers such as leukemia. Participants should meet at the park at 6 p.m., and the walk begins at 7:30 p.m.

Before the walk, there will be a "carnival-like" atmosphere created at the park to include food, music, mascots and more, said Lezlie Stratman, spokeswoman for the event. A silent auction also will be held.

There will be a fireworks display after the walk.

The walk is sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mid-America chapter. Last year's walk in Lawrence raised $20,000. For more information, contact Lezlie Stratman at (913) 262-1515 or stratmanL@mo-mid.leukemia-lymphoma.org.

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