Updated: Saturday, 06 Oct 2012, 11:22 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 06 Oct 2012, 11:21 AM EDT
(WTNH) -- On Saturday, October 13th, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be remembering our late Meteorologist, Dr. Mel Goldstein, who died earlier this year of multiple myeloma.
The "Light the Night Walk" will feature hundreds of people throughout the country celebrating and remembering lives touched by cancer. This year's honored hero is 17-year-old Danielle Joyce.
Dr. Mel had been walking in Light The Night for over 10 years. He and Danielle Joyce, now a leukemia survivor, would walk together each year. "This was our together thing," Danielle said. "Dr. Mel's outlook on life was one with positivity. He always had a smile on his face. He made me promise never give up fighting for a cure and to follow my dreams always."
Light The Night Walk
Saturday, October 13th
Lighthouse Point Park, New Haven, CT
The Walk begins at 5:00 p.m. Teams of co-workers, families, and friends form a community of caring to enjoy a celebration, with music, refreshments, and family activities.
At 6:15 p.m. a tribute to Dr. Mel will be held along with a remembrance ceremony to remember loved ones who lost their battle to a blood cancer.
At 7:00pm the walkers will begin their two mile route through Lighthouse Point Park carrying illuminated balloons.