Lincoln, Neb.-- Funding cancer research and saving lives is what the Light the Night Walk is all about.
Whether a survivor, fighter, family or friends, hundreds met at Haymarket park to raise money for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the sponsor for Light the Night.
Hana Norval, who helped coordinate the event, said it was amazing to see so many people reach out and lend a helping hand.
"The number of people that support us," Norval said, "and support our mission and support each other, it's a beautiful thing."
The supporters walked the concourse and listened to stories from cancer survivors, all to help pay for life-saving cancer research.
Here at 10/11, this event holds special meaning, as news and sports producer Michael Bennett lost his life to a lymphoma related issue in July, 2013.
Michael's mother, Rita Bennett, said being a part of a fundraiser like this is the perfect way to come together for so many affected by a horrible disease.
"To honor survivors," Rita Bennet said, "to support those who love them, and to raise much needed money to find cures and to find better ways to detect blood cancers before it's too late."
All proceeds went to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.