Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night 2016
Every day 35 people are diagnosed with blood cancers including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorders and they’ll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help. This October, thousands of Australians nationally will come together at the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night to help more people beat blood cancer. Now in its ninth year, Light the Night aims to raise $2 million to give affected families the emotional support they need and to fund vital blood cancer research which focuses on delivering better outcomes for patients and improving their quality of life.
As well as 19 flagship events hosted by the Leukaemia Foundation in locations spanning Melbourne to Cairns and Sydney to Perth, there will also be dozens of smaller community walks in each state. Last year 30,000 people attended walks around the country, each person shining a special lantern, gold to remember a loved one, white for their own blood cancer journey, or blue to support others.To help the Leukaemia Foundation reach its $2-million goal, every adult who signs up for a Light the Night walk is being asked to raise $100. To find a Light the Night walk to join, visit www.lightthenight.org.au or call 1800 500 088.