Auto Club Speedway will be glowing with white, red and gold illuminated lanterns carried by thousands of walkers that are either survivors, supporters or those walking in memory of loved ones who have been affected by blood cancer as part of the 2016 Light the Night Walk event benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Orange County Inland Empire Chapter.
Participants will walk a 2.3 mile route around speedway and will also enjoy a family-friendly community festival with live entertainment, kid zone, wine & cheese hospitality area, vendors and sponsor booths including Wells Fargo, UC Irvine, BJ’s Restaurant, Tilden-Coil Construction, Megan’s Wings and KGGI 99.1 FM.
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Gates Open: 2:00pm
Festival: 2:00pm – 6:30pm
Walk Begins: 7:00pm
Auto Club Speedway - 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335
Registration is open to individuals and teams. Donations accepted. Those who raise $100 or more become a Champion for Cures and will receive an illuminated lantern, Light The Night Walk t-shirt and a special Light The Night gift.
About Light the Night
The Light The Night event, now in its 17th year in the Inland Empire, regularly attracts more than 4,000 survivors and supporters and raises in excess of $500,000 each year. Light The Night Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease, and to shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients www.lighthenight.org/ocie
About Auto Club Speedway
Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend – March 24-26, 2017. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The Speedway is also home to numerous movie, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.