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Light the Night Walk Takes Steps to Fight Cancer

Saturday, October 24, 2015


The lantern ceremony at a previous Light the Night Walk; via Oregon Light the Night Walk's facebook apge

Brighten the night sky and stretch your legs on Saturday at the Portland Light the Night Walk, sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The Light the Night Walk is a 2-mile, non-competitve route around the Portland Waterfront, accessible to all fitness levels. Strollers, wheelchairs and wagons all are welcome and will be passable on the walk course. 

The festivities kick off at 5 PM at the Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D with food and activities.

At 6 PM, there will be a Remembrance Ceremony in honor of those that lost their lives to Leukemia, Lymphoma and other blood cancers, followed by a lantern lighting ceremony at 6:45 PM, and the walk will begin at 7 PM.

Attendees are encouraged to raise money for cancer research as part of the event. Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a t-shirt, illuminated wristband and more. There are even more perks for walkers and teams that raise even more money.

Participants will be treated to a fireworks presentation over the Willamette  River mid-way through the walk course. There will also be a team photo area, a kids zone filled with fun activities for kids of all ages and a “Somebody is Today” tent, featuring inspirational activities. 

Registration is still open for the walk, and prospective walkers can register up to the walk’s start. For more information, or to register for the event visit the Oregon Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s website.


Related Slideshow: The 7 Best Health and Fitness Apps

Here is a list of some of the most obsession worthy health apps.

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MapMyRun is the number one selling running app for a reason:  it is easy to use, offers community support if you want it, and tracks and stores your exact routes for you.  If you are training for a race or a serious runner, users say that the extra perks in the upgraded paid version are well worth it. 

Made for iPhone, Android and Blackberry 

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MyFitnessPal seems to be the clear favorite amongst everyone polled.  It is helpful not only for the fitness tracking aspect, but everyone polled mentioned how much they loved the food/diet aspect as well. From carb counting for diabetics to recipe ideas to complement your fitness goals, users love this app. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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JeFit is another fitness app that has rave reviews.  It not only tracks progress for you, but offers a huge database of workouts.  While many apps offer community support, JeFit allows you to sync workouts with friends who use the app, offering a (real) virtual buddy system.

Made for iPhone and Android

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Strava gets the highest mark of all the cycling apps.  While it is also great for runners, the cyclers seem particularly inclined towards the fierce competition that can be ignited by this app.  You can track all of your rides via GPS, then you can compare your efforts to those logged by others in the community on the same stretch of road.  You can also join ongoing challenges that can net you great prizes (in addition to bragging rights). 

Made for iPhone and Android

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YogaStudio gets the top vote for Yoga apps.  It has a lengthy collection of full class-length videos available at your fingertips.  Unlike many other apps, this one also allows you to customize your own video yoga class.  All of the poses are done by qualified yoga instructors, and you can find classes suitable for all levels of yogis.

Made for iPhone only

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SimplyBeing meditation app offers the best of both worlds.  You can choose to run this app as a background for your meditation with soothing music or natural sounds that run for a set amount of time.  Conversely, for those of you who have trouble focusing during meditation, you can choose a soothing voice-guided meditation. 

Made for iPhone and Android

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Fooducate is an app all about educating people so that they make healthier food choices.  Although not perfect, this app is easy to use (you can even take pictures of bar codes to instantly find foods in their database).  It gives food a letter grade, tells you the pluses and minuses, and gives you better ranked alternatives.  You can also use it as a weight loss tool by tracking your daily calories. 

Made for iPhone and Android


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