LIGHT THE NIGHT: Sufferers of leukaemia together with friends, relatives and supporters created a sea of light on the Bargara foreshore to help fund a cure for the disease.
LIGHT THE NIGHT: Sufferers of leukaemia together with friends, relatives and supporters created a sea of light on the Bargara foreshore to help fund a cure for the disease. Contributed BUNLEU

Light up the night and join the fight against blood cancers

YOU can fill the night sky with colourful lanterns of white, blue and gold at the Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night walk on Wednesday, October 15.

The event aims to raise awareness and much-needed funds to help improve the lives of those living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood-related disorders.

The white, blue and gold lanterns each carry a special meaning: white for patients and survivors, blue for supporters, and gold for those remembering a loved one lost.

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland CEO Bill Petch said about 10,000 Queenslanders now regularly attended the annual walks.

"This special evening gives anybody impacted by blood cancer an opportunity to gather with their friends, family and workmates in a positive environment with others that understand the journey they are on," he said.

The walk begins at 7pm at Nielson Park, Bargara. To register and receive a free lantern go to www.lightthelight .org.au or phone 1800 500 088 before 5pm on October 14.



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