Austinites take part in annual Light the Night event
Thousands spent part of the evening in East Austin Saturday, hoping to shed light on a cure for blood cancers. It was the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk.
One of the highlights of the night is the lighting of colored balloons to support cancer survivors, research and those who have died.
Organizers were hoping to raise $830,000, and a big portion of that money will come from selling those balloons for a dollar each at local Taco Bell stores.
"We've raised one dollar at a time inside of our Taco Bell locations to help find a cure," said Caleb Stirling with Taco Bell. "We don't know exactly which dollar is going to find that cure, but we know that cure is out there, and that's why we encourage our customers to help us find that dollar that is going to get that cure."
FOX 7's own Nancy Zambrano was there to host the event. All proceeds will go toward cancer research and patient services, like financial aid, support groups and educational programs for those with blood cancer.