More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the annual Light the Night Walk in Clinton Square on Wednesday. YNN's Brad Vivacqua has more on the event, and the cause it supports.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The annual Light the Night Walk is set for Wednesday night in Clinton Square. The special event serves as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
For many people, they know at least one person who has been impacted by blood cancer. Bill Pomeroy, the founder and CEO of CXtec and Teracai in North Syracuse, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2004. On Wednesday, he'll be joined by co-workers and friends as they walk to support cancer research.
Participants can walk in teams or as individuals, and will be given balloons to carry throughout the walk. White, red, and gold balloons will be visible as the participants walk as far as two miles.
"I'll be carrying a white balloon as a survivor of blood cancer of leukemia, there will be people with red balloons, they're supporters, they're family, friends of people, and of course there are some with gold balloons and those are being carried in remembrance of people that just didn't make it," said Pomeroy.
Wednesday's event will help the Western and Central New York Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Events like this occur in many parts of the country throughout the year.
If you're interested in participating, registration begins at 5 p.m., and the walk begins at 6:30 p.m. A $100 donation is suggested, but any donation amount is appreciated.