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Monday, September 26, 2011

Light The Night Was a Success!!

Saturday night we participated in the  Light the Night Walk benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  We walked with Colton's Army all decked out in orange.  We had over 90 participants in our group.
Photo by:  Claire Leighton
The air was filled with red, white and gold balloons illuminated from the inside.  Red balloons were held by supporters, white by survivors, and gold were in remembrance of those we have lost to blood cancers.

It was a very emotional and moving night.  Once the sky became dark the balloons led us on our way around Greenlake in Seattle.  Such a beautiful sight.  Unfortunately my camera couldn't do it justice.
Photo by: Claire Leighton
Suzy, our team captain and Colton's mom spoke very eloquently about their journey.
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This event raised over $800,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the number is still growing.  The funds raised will go toward finding a cure for blood cancers and helping those who are affected by them.  Donations are still being accepted so if you would like to donate you can go to Colton's Army and make your donation.

Thank you to everyone who donated and participated.  It was an amazing night!

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