Fighting cancer can lead to the darkest of times. Friday, thousands lit the trails of Delaware Park saying there will be hope. It’s the 19th annual Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night.
Each lantern is a story. Red means you know someone who fought or is fighting the disease.
Gold means you know someone who lost that battle. White means you’re a survivor.
“When I was diagnosed I was 22,” said Frank Coseglia of Niagara Falls. He carried a white lantern.
“It was the prime of my life. I had everything going for me, no cares in the world and it came crashing down,” recalled Coseglia.
It was Leukemia. He had no idea what that meant. Money from the society helped his fight.
“I had a lot of friends and family who had my back, as well. They can only do so much. And that's where the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society came in and filled in those gaps where my family wasn't able to provide, added Coseglia.
Organizers say the money they've raised is creating results. Light the Night raises over a half a million dollars for cancer research. And the thousands who donated, hope that money helps achieve the ultimate goal.
“It makes me feel like one day, I might be able to be alive to see that cure,” said Coseglia.