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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia homeschoolers put on their walking shoes tonight to raise money to help fight leukemia.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society no longer sponsors a Light the Night fundraiser in Albany as they did in years past, so the Southwest Georgia Home School Association Key Club decided to do it.     

Students and their parents held a memorial service and walked around the Darton College track tonight.      

"My sister died of leukemia in 2007, so we've been doing this for a while," said Lydia Twiggs.  

"The reason I'm doing this is to bring hope for people who've gone through this," said John Harden.  

If you would like to make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society visit http://www.lls.org/waystohelp/donate/.