Cancer Awareness Night at Charleston Video

At Charleston, hundreds of people raised funds and awareness for leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma.
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Paul Jeter: We're here in Charleston tonight to celebrate Light The Night. Light The Night is a national fundraiser to help cure blood cancers. We raise money for blood cancer research and for patient services and programs. It is just a wonderful event to come out and celebrate, and share memorials to families who have been touched by blood cancer, who may have lost their love in the blood cancer. So we are really excited to have a great turn out tonight. Male Speaker: Well, we are walking in memory of my grandma Kathy Blount. I feel like if I walk in her memory today, it would make her feel happy and that just makes me feel good on the inside. Female Speaker: This is very important to people because people really don't realize. They think, oh! It's going to happen to someone else. It's not going to happen to me, or it's not going to happen to my family. I think it's very fun to raise awareness and raise money because soon or later hopefully we'll find the cure for -- I mean any cancer and hopefully for Leukemia and Lymphoma, because it affects if you look at it, it affects a lot of younger people but people don't think about it. They think of older people. I mean it still is an awful disease and everyone needs to be aware and everyone needs help to find the cure, and to help finally it's the treatment that can somewhat cure someone, so they don't have to go through chemotherapy every two years and have their cancer come back or anything like that. So just raise awareness.

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