The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Norwalk Light The Night Walk Need To Know Information Friday, October 24, 2014 Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk CT Check-in – 5:00pm Walk – 7:00pm Walk Location: Calf Pasture Beach Road, Norwalk CT Main Site: Check-in and all Walk festivities will take place at the Park at Calf Pasture Beach. Parking: Parking is available on-site throughout Calf Pasture Beach. Directions: Take I-95 to Exit 16, turn south on East Avenue, and past two traffic lights, going under the railroad bridge. Bear left after third traffic light to Cemetery Street; bear right onto Gregory Blvd. south to traffic circle. Bear left and follow Calf Pasture Beach Road to beach parking area.
Main Schedule of Events: 5:00pm – Check-in Opens and Performances and Activities Begin 5:30pm – VIP Reception (VIP Area) 6:00pm – Remembrance Ceremony (Remembrance Tent) 6:20pm – Survivor Photo (Main Stage) 6:25pm – Caregiver Recognition (Main Stage) 6:40pm – Opening Ceremonies (Main Stage) 7:00pm – WALK Following the Walk – Post Walk Snack!
Tentative Schedule of Activities/Area Descriptions: Please keep in mind that ALL of our performers and entertainers are donating their time and this schedule is subject to change. Registration: There will be three check-in lines – Express, Pre-Registered, Walk-In Express – Participants who have attended Early Check-in and already have their wristbands. If you have additional money to turn in, there will be volunteers available on this line to collect it.
Pre-Registered – Participants who have registered in advance, but have not received a wristband yet. Walk-In – Participants who have not registered in advance. Main Stage Performances: 5:00 pm - 6:00pm – DJ/Dancing (please note, Main Stage activity will be low at 6:00pm due to Remembrance Ceremony) 6:00pm – Remembrance Ceremony 6:20pm – Survivor Photo 6:25pm – Caregiver Recognition song 6:40pm – Opening Ceremonies Begin –LLS Staff Speak 6:55pm – Raising of the Lanterns and Countdown to the Walk 7:00pm – Walk Kids’ Area Activities: 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Face painting, banner decorating, coloring books, bubbles, glow sticks Team Photo/Team Banner Area: Photographer Bill Shea will be taking Team Photos. Teams who have not gotten banners in advance will be able to decorate banners before taking their picture and there will also be a number of mission related signs which teams can use as props. Champion For Cures Area (T-shirt, Food, Lanterns): All participants who raise $100 or more are Champion For Cures and receive a Light The Night t-shirt, access to food and beverages, and a Light The Night illuminated lantern. All patients and survivors are attending as our guests and receive these benefits regardless of fundraising. Children 12 and under receive a lantern regardless of fundraising. T-shirts: Shirts come in sizes Youth Small through Adult XXXL. Both the short sleeved participant shirts and the long sleeved tech Bright Lights shirts for those raising $1,000 or more are available in this area. Please note, Bright Lights shirts are not available in Youth sizes. Food: Food will be catered by Panera Bread. Lanterns: Participants carry red lanterns in support, gold lanterns in memory, and white lanterns if they are a survivor. Please pick up your lanterns before 6:40pm so you can participate in the raising of the lanterns ceremony during the opening ceremonies. Become an Advocate for Blood Cancer Patients: Volunteers will be available to sign participants up for our Advocacy Network and provide additional information on advocacy activities.
Bone Marrow Registry: Be The Match will be taking bone marrow swabs and providing additional information for participants about joining the bone marrow registry. Dedicate a Luminary: You will be able to dedicate a luminary either in honor or in memory of a loved one, and these will be displayed along the Walk route (weather permitting). You can either take them with you that night, or leave them and allow them to travel to our other two Walks for display as well! Sign our Mission Banner: Sign your name and your team name on our Mission Banner and tell us why you are walking! Snacks and Beverages for all: Snacks provided by PretzelCrisps and water will be available for all participants. Team Banner Decoration: We will also have team banners and a decorating station available. Team In Training: Stop by the TNT Tent to learn more about our endurance sports training program. Only Team In Training has trained over a half a million runners, walkers, triathletes, cyclists and hikers and raised over $1.3 billion to fund lifesaving research. Once you sign up, you'll be training with our huge network of certified coaches who will have weekly group runs with you and your team. You'll even have mentors for fundraising support as well as your own website for online fundraising. Mission and Patient Services: Meet our Patient Services Sr. Manager, Jennifer McGarry, and learn more about where your fundraising dollars are going. Jennifer can tell you about the programs and support we offer to patients, including the local support groups and programs that she runs. She can also give you additional information on LLS research projects and advocacy efforts. Remembrance Tent: The Remembrance Ceremony will take place in the Remembrance Tent at 6:00pm. During this ceremony, participants will have the opportunity to dedicate a flower to a loved one who has been lost and place it in our Remembrance Vase. There will also be an additional Mission Banner in the Remembrance Tent and an additional table where luminaries can be dedicated. For additional information, please contact [email protected]
VIP Areas: All team raising $5,000 or more will have access to our special VIP Area. Teams who qualify will be notified before the Walk. If you have any questions or feel that you may hit a VIP level at the Walk, please email [email protected]
. VIP Area food will be catered by Dinosaur BBQ. $5,000 Level – All teams raising $5,000 - $9,999 will receive a reserved table in the VIP Tent with other $5,000 plus teams. All members of these teams will receive access to VIP Area food.
$10,000 Level – All teams raising $10,000 - $24,999 will receive their own private 10x10 tent within the VIP Area. All members of these teams will receive full Champion For Cures benefits and additional Champion For Cures wristbands and t-shirts will be available in these VIP Tents. Walk Route: In addition to a number of cheering stations where various goodies will be distributed, there is a special mission area on the Walk route. Walk of Heroes: The Walk of Heroes is a special area on the Walk route where participants will have the opportunity to celebrate survivors and remember loved ones lost by featuring their loved one’s photo on an honor board with either a white or gold balloon. Post Walk Snack: A post walk snack will be provided by Panera Bread.
For additional questions, please contact your Light The Night Staff: Tessa Ruggeri, Campaign Manager – (203) 665-1424, [email protected]
Mia Lilienthal, Campaign Specialist – (203) 427-2045, [email protected]
Dominique Soldato, Campaign Assistant – (203) 427-2073, [email protected]