TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Blake Cazier passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) on March 7, 2017 at the age of two. Jaclyn Cazier, Blake’s mother, decided to increase the goal of funds raised for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to $50,000 by September 16, 2017 for Light the Night.
On Saturday, Sept. 16, the Light the Night walk was held at Hummer’s Sports Park. Over 1,200 participants signed up for the event. Light The Night walks are a celebration of light to drive out the darkness of cancer. Purple lanterns are carried by survivors and yellow lanterns are carried for remembering others gone too soon.
As of September 17, Team Blake exceeded their goal and raised over $54,000.
Money from the fundraiser can be designated specifically for AML research, and it is done so in Blake Cazier’s name. To learn more about Blake’s story and legacy so you can join the effort, follow “Team Blake” on Facebook.
CLICK HERE to go to Team Blake’s Fundraising page for Light the Night.