Next we talk with Jennifer Kosicki, Campaign Director for Light the Night, about the Night Walks to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma research.
Esther Clinton is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University. She received her Ph.D. in Folklore at Indiana University with a focus on narrative, proverbs, comparative mythology and Old Norse and Old English literature. Her research interests include popular literature (especially mystery, fantasy, and science fiction), folk religion, folktales and legends, monsters, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Clinton has also written about heavy metal music and was one of the organizers of the BGSU Heavy Metal and Popular Culture International Conference in 2013. Her work has appeared in Asian Music, Journal of the National Medical Association, Proverbium, and in the books Archetypes and Motifs in Folk Literature and Heavy Metal and the Communal Experience.
Campaign Director, Light The Night
Light The Night Walk is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) annual evening fundraiser to bring help and hope to those affected by cancer. Co-workers, friends, and families form walk teams to raise vital funds for blood cancer research and local patient services. Walkers symbolically light the dark world of cancer by carrying illuminated lanterns: white for survivors, red for supporters, and gold for those walking in memory of a loved one. These unique evening walks are marked by celebration, remembrance and hope.
Taking Steps to End Cancer
The Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and their funding of research to find blood cancer cures.
It's about Community
Coming together for a common goal, friends, families and co-workers form fundraising walk teams. Millions of consumers also help by donating at retail outlets. Culminating in inspirational and memorable evening walks every fall, participants in nearly 200 communities across North America join together carrying illuminated lanterns to take steps to end cancer.
It's about Funding Research
Nationally, Light The Night participants raise an average of $250. Raise $1,000 or more to become a member of our Bright Lights Club. Together, Bright Lights Club members raised more than $17.2 million last year in support of our mission. Join the club that is funding cures today and you will receive special recognition! Click on the incentives link to see the exclusive Light The Night recognition items.
Now with a little bit of our own research, thanks to HalloweenHistory.org,
Origins of Halloween
Where Trick or Treating come from?
Halloween CostumesTrick-or-treating spread from the western United States eastward, stalled by sugar rationing that began in April 1942 during World War II and did Jack O’Lanternnot end until June 1947.
Halloween’s Evolution in America
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