PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — While our community grapples with the destruction from the wildfires across Oregon, the battle continues for people in our community who have been diagnosed with blood cancer.
Instead of gathering at OMSI, you’ll walk with your lanterns in your own neighborhood to bring light to the darkness of cancer. With your help, LLS helped advance 12 of the 14 approved blood cancer treatments last year.
The work is critical for families like the Messners. Their daughter Brenna was diagnosed with leukemia when she was 14 years old.
“I think Brenna, you know, she had to grow up way too fast,” her dad, Bill, said. “She asks why she’s the survivor and her friends weren’t. And she’ll, she’ll carry that forever.”
Join us on Saturday, October 17 as we Light The Night. If you raise $100, a t-shirt and a lantern will be mailed to you. Do it by September 25 to get your lantern in time for the walk.
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