It was the13th annual Light the Night walk in Erie on Tuesday, and despite a rainy start to the day hundreds came out to show their support for those affected by cancer.
"The rain doesn't stop blood cancer," said Campaign Coordinator Brenda Youmans. "I think that's what pushes a lot of people because a lot of families are touched by that and that's what motivated people to come out."
Walkers came out to Jerry Uht Park, supporting those affected by Leukemia and Lymphoma. The walk raises funds to help find a cure for the diseases, and improve the quality of life of patients.
Survivors at the walk tonight said that seeing this much support from the community is just overwhelming. And it really does help the healing process.
"It feels nice to know that a bunch of people care about you and support you," said cancer survivor Michael Sparks. "I get a lot of nice, positive response."
"I started doing this walk in 2009 when I had Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma," said survivor Pam Maleski. "And I just want to help contribute every year, forever."
Last year organizers say they raised $133,000. This year they were hoping to raise $140,000. All that money will be staying here in Erie.