a blue inflated "Hope" sign is illuminated. A woman holds a red and a white lantern.
During the Light the Night event, participants carry illuminated lanterns in three colors: white lanterns are carried by survivors; red lanterns by supporters; and gold lanterns are carried by those walking in memory of loved ones lost to cancer.

LLS Triangle Light the Night 2023: DCI Team Raises $6K







Koka Booth Amphitheatre
8003 Regency Pkwy
Cary, NC
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bald young woman holds a sign that says "today is my halfway mark" next to man in a white lab coat and again with the same man, this time with hair. The two wear blue horned headbands
Brooke Green with her oncologist Carlos M. De Castro III, MD, nine years ago, and again on October 21, 2023, at the Triangle Light the Night event.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Triangle Light the Night, held on October 21 at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, celebrated, honored, and remembered those touched by blood cancers.

All told the community event raised $1,527,726.00, with Team DCI, captained by hematologic oncologist Carlos M. De Castro III, MD, raising more than $6,000 of that total.

The evening festivities included Duke Cancer Institute's traditional "Glam Station," which included a photo booth, face painting, makeup, fairy hair, and DCI giveaways. New this year — light-up blue-devil horn headbands.

Attendees also enjoyed a cool evening walk around Symphony Lake — a vision to behold with white, gold, and red lanterns amidst a sea of blue-devil horns.

Brooke Green, a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor, joined DeCastro for a photo and shared an additional photo of the two together nine years ago in clinic when she was at her cancer treatment halfway mark.

11 people dressed in blue Duke Cancer Institute t-shirts, with some holding red lanterns, standing under a white tent at night
STRONG SHOWING Duke Cancer Institute staff and clinicians gathered to support blood cancer patients at the 2023 Triangle Light the Night, including Tina Piccirilli (administrative director of Duke Cance Center), Ayanna Jones (self-image consultant), Ted Alyea, MD (chief medical officer, DCI), Joey Misuraca (nurse manager, Duke University Hospital), and others. The red lanterns signify support.
a woman in a brown suede jacket and Duke Cancer Institute shirt stands behind a table draped in a blue tablecloth with the words Duke Cancer Institute Patient Support Program. There are manniquin heads wearing wigs and glasses, papers, and small mall items on the table
Self-image consultant Ayanna Jones welcomes Light the Night participants to the Duke Cancer Institute Patient Support Program table, where wig fittings as well as light-up blue devil horns and other DCI give-aways were available.