Light The Night Kickoff At WPTV Studios

Dozens of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) supporters got the star treatment at the Light the Night Kickoff Celebration held at the WPTV NewsChannel 5 Studios in West Palm Beach, with tours of the studio and a news team meet-and-greet at the official kickoff of both the West Palm Beach and Boca Raton walks.

Team captains had the opportunity to interact with other supporters, including walk leadership, donors and blood cancer survivors, all with the goal of making an impact by raising funds for LLS’s lifesaving mission.

“We’re looking forward to making big news at our upcoming Light the Night Walks in terms of funds raised and lives saved, so it is especially meaningful that our kickoff is here at NewsChannel 5,” said Patrick Quinlan, LLS board president. “Our supporters really enjoyed touring the studios and meeting their favorite on-air personalities while getting pumped up about leading their teams to walk to the end of cancer.”

LLS holds walks each fall in 185 communities across the United States and Canada. Participants at the walks carry illuminated balloons to honor and commemorate lives touched by blood cancer.

The West Palm Beach event will take place on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Meyer Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach. For more information, call (561) 616-8682 or visit

ABOVE: LLS Executive Director Pam Payne, Ken Coe and Carole Hunt.