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Hundreds gathered Thursday night to bring light to cancer.

Haymarket Park was the site of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's annual Light the Night Walk.

Mike Matthews from Raymond walked with a white balloon to symbolize his status as a patient. He's been fighting multiple myeloma for four years. After being in remission, the cancer came back last month.

"It's like, having your rock just be taken away from you, he is everything that holds our family together," daughter Kylie Schweitzer said.

Mike's wife Kim Matthews says the only thing the family can hope for is another remission.

"There's treatment, there's remission, but there is no cure yet that's why we're out here raising money hoping for a cure," Kim said.

Between family and friends, more than 50 people walked for Mike.

"It's a big deal that he can be here to walk with us, he's healthy enough right now to be able to do that," Kim said.

Light the Night began with activities and a remembrance ceremony. Then, balloons lit up the baseball complex as about 600 people walked around the park. Money raised by the event will go toward blood cancer services.

"Just got to deal with it a day at a time," Mike said.

Organizers say the event has been growing every year. The Light the Night Walk has been around in Lincoln for more than a decade. This is the second year the event has been held at Haymarket Park.

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