Community comes together at FSU's Light the Night Walk

Posted at 4:45 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-14 16:45:00-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The community is coming together on Florida State University’s campus to raise support for cancer research at FSU's Light the Night Walk. 

This year, the organization is focusing on raising support for cancer research through the help of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society as well as the Gift of Life Marrow Registry.

As people gather at Langford Green, a celebrating ceremony will be held to celebrate those who fought their battle against cancer.

Later on, a lantern walk will take place to honor those who lost their battle and to honor those still fighting. 

For one family, this event brings excitement and hits home. 

"As a cancer survivor, the Leukemia and Lymphoma society has helped me out quite a bit in a number of different areas. So I'm happy to be here and happy to support and to see a wonderful turn out tonight," said Michael Magi, a cancer survivor. 

The walk kicked off at 5:00 p.m. at Langford Green and continued until 7:00 p.m.

Organizers of the event are expecting to raise about $150,000 beating the total last year, which was $100,000.