Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Light the Night Walk Logistics

Ally's wonderful Army has exceeded the expectations again! We are currently looking at about 200 walkers to be there behind our girl with the white balloon. I get emotional even writing about it, so hopefully I can hold it together that night. The weather looks absolutely perfect and I am hoping my girl(s) can walk the whole thing. Ally will, not sure if Carly can.

There are quite a few people on the list that I don't know. I am assuming blog readers, etc. But please introduce yourself to me (and Ally) if we don't know you. I would love to meet more of the Army.

We have also raised $16,500. Again, humbled by this amount given that my goal was $10,000. It doesn't matter how much you raise, but I am proud for all those who raised even a little. It is mostly done by small donations from your family and friends and I appreciate everyone's effort.

Here are some logistics for the walk:

Parking is available in the City of Kettering Government Center lot at the corner of Shroyer Road and Lincoln Park Blvd, at Christ United Methodist Church on the other corner of Shroyer Road and Lincoln Park Blvd, or across Shroyer Road at Kettering Fairmont High School. If you park in one of these lots and walk toward the Fraze Pavilion, you will see the registration area.

Registration- 5:30pm registration opens
We will have our own tent, so look for one labeled Ally's Army. If you have any further donations, we can accept them that night. We should have balloons for everyone and LTN t-shirts until they run out. If you asked me for Ally's Army shirts, they will be at that table with your name on them, too.

Red balloons are for supporter, white are for survivor, and each team can carry one gold balloon in remembrance of someone who has lost their battle. It is recommended that after you check in you get your balloon and tie it on your wrist to avoid lines at the balloon tent just prior to the start of the walk.

T-shirts will be available for redemption for participants who have raised $100 or more and there is a separate shirt for survivors. Those who qualify for other incentives will be notified following the walk how to redeem their prizes. For a list of incentive levels you can log onto

Festivities 5:30-7:00pm
Food- complimentary food and drinks available courtesy of local food vendors and sponsors. Quantities are limited and available to all walk participants while supplies last!
Kids Korner- fun and games for the kids and Community Blood Center interactive mobile unit for kids of all ages to enjoy!
Entertainment- provided by "This Side Up"
Photographer- There will be a photographer wandering around to taking photos so take advantage of getting your group together for a "team photo!"

7:00pm- Walk "Program" begins
7:30ish- Walk begins (2 mile route)
8:30pm- Walk concludes

New Route!!
The walk route has changed. Actually, we changed it last year but did not communicate or mark it clearly enough which lead to some confusion. The route will be marked and there will also be maps available at registration.
Bone Marrow Screening
Representatives from Be the Match will be at the walk doing DNA swabbing for those interested in getting on the Bone Marrow Registry to be a potential donor. There is a $25 tissue typing fee for processing.
No pets are allowed at this walk venue
We walk rain or shine although the forecast looks good!!!


  1. We will be there in spirit....enjoy the night, the love and support.

  2. Wished I could be there to walk with you, but know that my heart is there supporting all of you. Nice job of fundraising and I am so proud of all you give, please give hugs to yourselves but especially to your dad and Ally. Thanks and have a wonderful walk!!!!!!!!!