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Light the Night Brisbane 2014

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Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night
Photo courtesy of Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

Cancer is a deadly group of diseases plaguing many people in Australia. Blood cancer and related blood disorders alone claim more than 60,000. Every day, another 31 people join the bandwagon countrywide. According to the Leukaemia Foundation, 42 people are diagnosed with leukaemia every week in Queensland.
Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night
Photo courtesy of Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

As that number continues to rise and the direct government funding is nearly non-existent, the Foundation relies on community-minded individuals and organisations for financial support in Queensland.

One of the ways it raises funds as well as research is through its 'Light The Night' each year in hope that one day a cure can be found for everyone with leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Donations also go to provide critical care and accommodation for people who come for treatment in Brisbane.

Light the Night' is characterised by hand-held lanterns of blue, white and gold and a mass walk at twilight to support the present-day victims and remember past sufferers. You may think that the Mid-Autumn Festival has returned to Brisbane with this unique lantern event.

Light the Night' is the only twilight lantern walk which offers an enjoyable evening out while helping a good cause. It is open to everyone, young and old and of any fitness level as the leisurely walk takes less than an hour to complete. There are also stalls providing food and drinks to accompany the FREE live entertainment.

Instead of staying home and hugging the television on 15 October, enjoy a Spring evening outdoors and support Australia's only national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.

Leukaemia Foundation Light the Night
Photo courtesy of Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

Rally your family and friends, grab a lantern or two and take a walk in South Bank Parklands. Simply visit the website to register or phone: 1800 500 088 for more details. And if you can't attend the walk, spread the word by sharing this article around.
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Why? Light up the night with a lantern walk supporting the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia
When: 5.30pm - 8.30pm
Phone: 1800 500 088
Where: Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands
Cost: From $10 for a lantern
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