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Hundreds walk to help the fight against blood cancer

By Wainwright Jefers - bio | email

September 26, 2008

THE PARKS AT CHEHAW, GA (WALB) - About 2,500 people walked for a cause Saturday night.

The Light The Night walk took place at to raise money to fight blood cancers.

Last year's event raised $125,000, organizers hoped to raise $150,000 this year.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma society uses the money to develop treatments and cures to help cancer patients.

"The good news is that on average for blood cancer there's an 80 percent survival rate, and we want to wipe it clean. We want to find a cure, and we feel we'll find a cure in our lifetime," said Dick Brown, GA Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Dir.

Light the Night Walks in Georgia will raise about 2.6 million dollars this year.

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