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Light the Night

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If you decide to wander down to Ann Morrison Park for a head-clearing stroll on Thursday, Oct. 1, you might stumble upon what appears to be a parade of multicolored fireflies. But on closer inspection, you'll notice that it's not, in fact, a parade, but an organized walk, and that the fireflies are not actually fireflies, but thousands of leukemia and lymphoma survivors and their relatives holding lit balloons--white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of lost loved ones.

Organized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Idaho/Montana branch, Light the Night is an annual two-mile walk that helps raise money for blood cancer research, patient financial assistance and local programs like First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program for those with leukemia and lymphoma. For more information, contact Chelsea Young at chelsea.young@lls.org or call 208-658-6662.

Check in at 5 p.m., walk at 7 p.m., $25 suggested donation, Ann Morrison Park, 1000 Americana Blvd., Boise.

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