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2012 Light The Night Walk - Leukaemia Foundation

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Shine a Lantern of Hope
The Leukaemia Foundation is once again hosting a Light The Night Fundraising event. Throughout September and October, (different dates in every state), there will be Light The Night walks and this year the Leukaemia Foundation aims to raise $2,000,000 towards blood cancer research.

Image Courtesy of the Light The Night Website

The Light The Night event is a twilight walk for family and friends to gather and shine beautiful lanterns of hope. There are walks organised all over Australia, it's free to sign up and fundraise. If you attend, and walk, in one of the public Light The Night events you will receive one of the lovely lanterns on the night.

As night falls the lanterns shine brightly and the scenic walk begins as people Light The Night and help to raise much needed money to fund vital research to help cure leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

At flagship Light the Night events people will tell their stories, about how they've been touched by blood cancers, diagnosis, treatment and inspirational stories of survival. Many people have lost someone and want to share their stories to offer hope.

Image Courtesy of the Light The Night Website

There are five ways that you can Light The Night:

1. Sign up to walk at a Light The Night event. There are events organised to take place all across the county.

2. Host your own event. If you cannot attend an organised event, host one of your own. Get some of your neighbours, friends and family together and raise money. It can be a private event or one supported by your local council.

3. Make a donation. If you are not able to attend an event but would still like to help, make a donation.

4. Buy a Lantern. Buy one of the beautiful Light The Night Lanterns for only $20.00 and hang it in your house or garden. There are three different Lanterns available, Gold (to remember a loved one), White (to reflect on your own life with blood cancer), and Blue (to support others).

5. Spread the word. Tell all your family and friends about the Light The Night Walk and 'Like' Light The Night on Facebook.

Image Courtesy of the Light The Night Website

Some Events in your State, there are many more so check out the website for full details.

Lake Burley Griffin, Kings Park
Thursday 13 September, 2012. 6pm 8pm

St. Mary's Cathedral Forecourt, St Marys Road
5:30pm - 8:00pm - Wednesday 19 September, 2012.

Elder Park, King William Rd
Wednesday 19 September, 2012. 5.30pm 8.30pm

Alexandra Gardens Boathouse Drive
Wednesday 26 September , 2012. 5.30pm 8.30pm

Central Square, Perth Cultural Centre
Wednesday 26 September, 2012. 5.30pm 8.30pm

South Bank Parkland, South Brisbane
Wednesday 10 October, 2012. 5pm 8pm

So shine a lantern of hope and help to raise funds towards medical research. It's free, the walk is a moving and memorable experience and the money you raise could help save lives.

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Why? To raise funds for medical research
When: September and October
Phone: 1800 500 088
Where: Throughout Australia
Cost: Free to sign up
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by Wendet (score: 1|38) 3303 days ago
This is so lovely, will try to get along for such a wonderful cause with my little crew, thanks for posting!
by Stephanie Rae (score: 2|155) 3303 days ago
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