Light the Night Makes a Stand Against Cancer


Light the Night and the chill of October will vanish in the wind. Werner Park drew a crowd Thursday night to do just that while bringing hope to those battling blood cancer.

This is a year of celebration for the Wright family, with no kids currently on chemo.

Andrea Wright, the mother of children battling leukemia said, "They are doing really good. We take one day at a time and as long as we are healthy, we are happy."

Her triplet girls are turning six next week. Teagan and Ryleigh are in remission; both having the same type of leukemia.

Thursday was time for some fun and the girls were excited about one thing alone: balloons.

"They light up. They light up. And the color."

Just a few feet down, two other girls, Allison and Elle, were making a big difference.

"We are selling headbands for hospitals, and we are selling headbands to raise money," said Allison.

The eight-year-olds are running a small business with the profits going straight to charity. Their inspiration for all this is close to their hearts.

"My cousin, her name is Kylee, and she has leukemia," said Elle.

On a chilly night in October, Allison and Elle had a busy booth.

They came up with the idea in the beginning of summer and while they can't put a number on the headbands they've sold, they've collected $860. The other great thing: any patient that comes up will get a headband for free.

While the girls are close to reaching their goal, Light the Night is about halfway to reaching theirs. They hope to raise $229,000 by December 31st.

To support the girls, you can visit their Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bandsbyelleandalli


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