Yearly fundraiser to help fight killer
Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s evening lantern walk, where Australians come together and transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light to beat blood cancer.
More than 60,000 Australian families face the treatment and challenges for leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma every day.
At Light the Night, families and friends come together for a gentle walk at twilight, carrying one of three coloured lanterns.
Lanterns are coloured white for people with leukaemia, gold for those who have lost someone through the disease, or blue for support.
Friday’s walk consists of three laps of Kelso Park South and includes a barbecue (gold coin donation), raffles and an auction at the Panania Diggers Club, with lantern collection getting underway at 5.30pm.
By registering and pre-purchasing your lantern ($20 each), you will assist organisers with logistics and guarantee a lantern in the colour your require.
Parking is available at the Panania Diggers, Childs Street, Panania.
“The shared goal of Georges River Light the Night is to raise $100,000 to enable the Leukaemia Foundation to continue providing free emotional and practical support for people living with blood cancer, as well as investing in research to help get closer to finding a cure,” one of the organisers, Katrina Larsen, said.
“To date we have raised just over $75,000 and would like to increase this tally by another $25,000.”
Registrations can be as an individual or teams at lightthenight.org.au/signup/georges-river.