SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes have partnered with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and will be participating in the Light the Night Walk in San Jose on October 24 in order to raise awareness and money to find a cure. The Earthquakes have supported the annual event every year since 2008 and have helped raise over $60,000 in the process.
The Quakes will have a booth set up in Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose, where participants can meet up before the walk, which begins at 5 p.m. There is no registration fee or a minimum fundraising requirement. All support and participation is welcomed and appreciated. Fans interested in supporting the Quakes and LLS during the Light the Night Walk can click here to register.
Individuals who raise $100 or more will become a Champion for Cures, and will receive a t-shirt, food and beverage and an illuminated lantern to carry with them during the walk. Three colors of lanterns will be distributed – red for supporters, white for survivors and gold for those walking in memory of a loved one. Those who raise over $1000 will be recognized for their contribution with an exclusive Bright Lights t-shirt and goodie bag.
The event features music, fun activities for children and much more. The Quakes will provide an inflatable soccer field for kids and Q the mascot will also be available for pictures. The two-mile walk takes participants through the streets of beautiful downtown San Jose.