WHAT: On Sunday, October 25, more than 2,000 survivors, loved ones and those who have lost loved ones, will come together for the first-ever evening walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) at Mall of America.
The Light the Night Walk at Mall of America will begin at 4 p.m. with registration and entertainment. At 7:15 p.m., the Mall lights will dim and thousands of illuminated lanterns will be held high as participants walk the halls of Mall of America to symbolically shine a light on the importance of finding a cure for blood cancers.
In the United States, an estimated 1.2 million people are living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or another form of blood cancer. Each of them, and the doctors who treat them, depend on research supported by LLS.
LLS is closer to cures than ever before. Last year alone, LLS invested nearly $80 million in cutting-edge research – bringing the total to more than $1 billion LLS has spent to advance cancer therapies and save lives.
For more information on the LLS Light The Night event, click here.
VISUALS: Mall guests walking and carrying lanterns
Interviews with survivors and supporters
WHEN: Sunday, October 25, 2015
4 – 7 p.m.: Registration and entertainment
7:15 p.m.: Illuminated lantern walk in remembrance around level 1
WHERE: Mall of America – Level 1, Rotunda, Southeast court, Sears and Macy’s court
About Mall of America
Mall of America (MOA) is the largest retail and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA is home to more than 520 world-class shops; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, a 1.3 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Hard Rock Café; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; Theatres at Mall of America, a 14-screen movie theater with digital projection including 4K, digital sound and 3D capabilities; Radisson Blu Mall of America, a 500-room hotel connected by skyway to Mall of America. The Mall opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. The Mall is currently undergoing a $325 million expansion project on all three levels on the north side. The expansion will include a 342-room JW Marriott hotel, office tower, high-end retailers, new dining options, a tourist welcome center and large event space. Follow Mall of America on Facebook and Twitter or visit our blog.