Light the Night

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Light the Night

Light the Night is now in its eighth year, raising funds for blood cancer research and support for families affected by the disease.
“Light the Night will be extra special this year as the whole of Australia unites to create a brighter future for people with blood cancer,” Stephanie Hechenberger, General Manager of the Leukaemia Foundation in Victoria, said.
“It’s always an uplifting and visually stunning event that brings families and friends together to light beautiful lanterns, but with so many walks during October it promises to be a spectacular year.
“Sadly blood cancer doesn’t discriminate so people of all ages from all walks of life get involved. For one of the Foundation’s longstanding supporters, Barbara Baak, this year marks a decade in remission as she hosts her fourth Light the Night walk in her local community.”
Attendees of the event will complete a short walk of 3km where they will get to carry one of three coloured lanterns, gold to remember someone, white for their own journey or blue to show they care.
This year Light the Night is hoping to raise $1.5 million nationally for the more than 60,000 Australians living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders.
Victorians can sign up for Melbourne’s walk at South Beach Reserve in St Kilda on October 9, or one of many events across the state, or set up their own community or private walk, at