Brisbane residents will join thousands of Australians and stand together at the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night on Friday 7 October to help more people beat blood cancer, a disease which is claiming the life of one Australian every two hours.
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 into less harrowing treatments and cures.
Other Queensland locations include Bundaberg, Cairns, Gold Coast, Ipswich, Mackay, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Townsville as well as dozens of smaller community walks across the 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
- 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 Light the Night walks and sign up, visit www.lightthenight.org.au or call 1800 500 088.