2016 Light the Night Walk Scheduled for October 29
Will Benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Orange County Inland Empire Chapter
[ecko_quote source=”Dave Allen, President Auto Club Speedway. “]Blood cancer does not discriminate between young and old, or the disadvantaged or well-off. It’s a disease that strikes indiscriminately.[/ecko_quote]
Saturday, October 29, 2016
Gates Open: 2:00pm
Festival: 2:00pm – 6:30pm
Walk Begins: 7:00pm
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Auto Club Speedway will be glowing with white, red and gold illuminated lanterns carried by thousands of walkers that are either survivors, supporters or those walking in memory of loved ones who have been affected by blood cancer as part of the 2016 Light the Night Walk event benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Orange County Inland Empire Chapter.
Participants will walk a 2.3 mile route around speedway and will also enjoy a family-friendly community festival with live entertainment, kid zone, wine & cheese hospitality area, vendors and sponsor booths including Wells Fargo, UC Irvine, BJ’s Restaurant, Tilden-Coil Construction, Megan’s Wings and KGGI 99.1 FM.
Yancey’s Fancy Wine & Craft Beer Festival Return to partner with the event. Yancey’s Fancy, the Official Cheese of Auto Club Speedway, is pairing up with local wineries, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery and Anheuser-Busch to offer tastings at Auto Club Speedway benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Inland Empire Chapter’s Light the Night Walk.
Registration is open to individuals and teams. Donations accepted. Those who raise $100 or more become a Champion for Cures and will receive an illuminated lantern, Light The Night Walk t-shirt and a special Light The Night gift. The festival is Open to participants and to the public. Enjoy a family-friendly community festival with live entertainment, kid zone, vendors and food trucks. Five wine tastings for $20.00; $7 for a full glass of beer or wine. Donations are also accepted to participate in the LLS Light the Night Walk.
About Light the Night
The Light The Night event, now in its 17th year in the Inland Empire, regularly attracts more than 4,000 survivors and supporters and raises in excess of $500,000 each year. Light The Night Walk is a powerful and unique fundraising campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which brings together families and communities to honor blood cancer survivors and loved ones lost to the disease, and to shine a light on the importance of finding cures and providing access to treatments for blood cancer patients www.lighthenight.org/ocie.
About Auto Club Speedway
Located 50 miles east of Los Angeles in Fontana, Auto Club Speedway is California’s premier motorsports facility, hosting over 320 days of track activity each year including the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Auto Club 400 weekend – March 24-26, 2017. The two-mile D-shaped oval is one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR circuit. The Speedway is also home to numerous movie, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. For more information on events at Auto Club Speedway call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.
About Yancey’s Fancy
Following World War I, Leo Kutter emigrated from Bavaria to New York State and using his cheese making knowledge opened a small factory in Cowlesville, NY. In 1947 he founded a new factory where Yancey’s Fancy is located today near Buffalo, NY. In 1998 Kutter’s Cheese Factory became Yancey’s Fancy as it is today. Yancey’s Fancy offers a variety of over 45 products which can be found in many retail stores nationwide as well as online. Yancey’s Fancy is manufacturing these cheeses in wheels and wedges. For more information on Yancey’s Fancy products visit www.yanceysfancy.com.