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15th-Annual Light the Night held Saturday

Lanterns light up the night at La Villita

SAN ANTONIO – Thousands of people came together Saturday to take part in the 15th-Annual Light the Night Walk at La Villita.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosts the walk as a way to bring light to the dark world of cancer.

Participants carry illuminated lanterns in one of three colors: white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of those lost.

"Light the Night is just a special time where everyone can get together and carry their lanterns and remember their people, cheer people on and just celebrate life for the people here and the people who have passed," said Susan Springborn, a nurse at Children's Hospital.

Funds raised by the walk go to blood cancer research, free educational programs and to patients and their families.