Hundreds of people walked through Downtown Syracuse holding balloons, each with a special meaning, Wednesday night for the "Light the Night Walk." A red balloon means you're a participant or supporter, a white balloon means you're a cancer survivor and a gold balloon is in memory of a loved one lost to cancer.
"Light the Night" is the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's international fundraising walk to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer. The event supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.
Participants form teams made up of family members, friends and coworkers who raise money for research. One of those teams was Rena's Rally, supporting Rena DeFazio who is battling leukemia.
Rena's Rally raised more than $11,000 dollars for the cause. But the "Light the Night" walk isn't just about the money. It's also about giving hope to local cancer patients and their families.