Residents prepare for this Friday’s Georges River Light the Night event.
NOW in its 10th year, the Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night fundraiser will bring the blood cancer community together at Kelso Park South to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk this Friday evening.
Those attending the Georges River Light the Night event will gather for a small ceremony before setting off on a picturesque lantern walk.
The Georges River walk begins at Kelso Park South at 5pm, for registration, and will end at the Panania Diggers, where an auction and raffle will take place.
Leukaemia Foundation Community Fundraising Officer, Sarah Hozack said everyday 35 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorders and they'll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help. "Attending Light the Night in Georges River is a wonderful way to show those in our community facing blood cancer that, even in their darkest hour, they're not alone," she said.
Light The Night aims to raise over $20,000 to help provide the support and services local families need to beat their blood cancer. Those attending hold gold lanterns to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer and white lanterns if they've been diagnosed themselves. Blue lanterns are proudly raised in support by friends, family, workmates and the wider community.
Join this Light the Night event at lightthenight.org.au and search Georges River or call 1800 500 088.