BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - The annual Light the Night walk takes place in Bakersfield on Saturday, Nov. 2.
Participants carry illuminated twinkling balloons - white for survivors and patients, red for supporters, and gold in memory of lives lost.
Team Tigerfight is one of many teams from throughout Kern County and around the nation that will walk to raise money for cancer research. It was founded by Chris Wilson, whose son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Philadelphia Chromosome Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in 2008. Ryan's twin sister, Lauren, donated bone marrow to help get Ryan well, and at age 6, Ryan is cancer-free.
The annual walk kicks off at 6 p.m. that night at The Park at River Walk.