4th Annual Light the Night Kick-Off

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It might be two months away, but the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is already working hard for the 4th Annual Light The Night.

The organization kicked off this year’s event with an organizational meeting tonight at the old Armco Park. Campaign Coordinator Chuck Miller says the economy hasn’t really affected the group’s goals.

“Our goal is $88,000,” said Miller. “Last year we did raise $99,000. We are on track for at least the $88,000. We have established a stretched goal to reach $100,000.”

Miller says reaching the goal shouldn’t be too hard, the event grows every year. This year they expect 1,200 attendees, 200 more than last year.

“For the smaller markets, the Zanesville walk is one of the most successful in the United States and Canada,” he said. “We really think that’s because of the tradition of giving not only in Muskingum County, but Licking, Coshocton, Morgan, Noble and Perry where we draw from. There is incredible support for the research we’re funding, which is groundbreaking cancer research.”

The walk itself takes place Thursday, Sept. 24 at OUZ’s campus.

There is still plenty of time should you want to participate. Just click here.