Children’s was a sponsor of this year’s event, and also formed a team to show support. Children’s treats more than 70 percent of Minnesota kids that are diagnosed with cancer, so many of the families at the walk have been or are being cared for at Children’s.
The walk took place at Target Field and was led by Twins Hall of Famer Rod Carew. Each walker carried an illuminated balloon: white balloons for cancer survivors, red balloons for supporters, and gold balloons to remember those who lost their battles with cancer.
In all, the Light the Night Walk raised more than $540,000 to support research into cures for blood cancers.