Assumption Celebrates 11th Annual Light the Night Walk

Student organizers at Assumption will celebrate the college’s 11th annual Light the Night Walk in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. Registration is at 5 p.m. in the Laska Gymnasium on campus. The nearly three-mile walk, which starts at Assumption and loops around Salisbury St., is organized by the schools Student Government Association (SGA) and is open to the public. This event raises awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), which provides information for patients and their families, researches blood related cancers and raises funds for local services for blood cancer patients.

The Light the Night Walk chair, sophomore Joelle Santiago, helped plan this year’s event. “Last year we had a great number of participants and I’m really hoping the Assumption and local communities will come and walk again this year -- and bring their families.”

Light the Night walkers will be given illuminated balloons to hold; white for survivors, red for supporters and gold to remember loved ones who lost their battle with cancer. At last year’s event, the walkers raised $120,000.

"Last year our walk was the best in the chapter for the total money raised,” Santiago said. “In large part, this is thanks to the walkers with the support of the college, SGA and Sodexho dining services on campus.”

The Light the Night Walk is held on fall evenings in towns and cities across the United States and Canada. For more information about Light the Night Walk s in Massachusetts, please contact Dara Croci at 508-810-1342 or email

Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Public Affairs, Assumption College @AssumptionNews