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Light the Night 2016

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
Lanterns of hope
The Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night is an annual fundraising walk to help Australians beat blood cancer through emotional support and research.

Leukaemia Light the night
Light the Night (©paula mcmanus)

The twilight event through the streets of Adelaide brings a little light into the lives of others and helps to lift the hearts of blood cancer patients.

Since the first Light the Night in 2008, more than 150,000 people have walked and raised approximately $7.5 million for blood cancer research.

The money raised goes directly to the National Research Program and funds 71 projects including providing Patient Transport Vehicles and assisting cancer patients with accommodation.

Leukaemia Light the night
Light the Night (©paula mcmanus)

Last year, I joined thousands of others in the procession of light and walked alongside my two friends to support them. It was a beautiful night; emotional and inspiring.

Walkers are encouraged to attend and add to the visual delight by carrying a gold lantern to remember a loved one, a white lantern to reflect their personal journey with blood cancer or a blue lantern to show support. Let's hope that one day there can be a cure for leukaemia, myeloma and lymphomas.

Join a walk near you at and RSVP to the event invite on Facebook.

Leukaemia Light the night
Light the Night (©paula mcmanus)

Friday 7th October 2016. 5,30pm to 8pm

Victoria Square, Adelaide,

Suitable for:
the whole family

What's available:
Entertainment, food trucks, drinks, licenced bar, toilets, donation centre and fundraising booths.

Plenty of street parking and there are many carparks nearby
Parking will be available for $5 at the Henry Waymouth CarePark on Waymouth Street from 5pm. 60% of the profits will go towards the Leukaemia Foundation.

No pets are allowed at this event
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Why? help find a cure for blood cancer
When: Friday 7th October, 2016
Where: Victoria Square, Adelaide
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