The Leukaemia Foundation holds a national Light the Night function each year to raise awareness of Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma. This year will be the third year it has been held and Canberra’s venue is Glebe Park. It is supported by a nationwide media promotion and this year is being held on Wednesday the 21st September from 5.30 – 8.00 pm.
In brief, it is a family night, where there will be entertainment, events and an MC will ensure the evening runs smoothly. Part of the night’s program is where everybody walks the perimeter of Glebe Park holding lanterns, provided by the foundation, in the three colours of blue white and gold. The three colours represent those who are survivors, current patients and supporters/families.
With a view to keeping this post brief, I have only lightly touched on the event, however the web site of Light the Night provides much greater details, if you wish to link to it go to www.lightthenight.org.au. For your reference, the website also provides the portal for participants to register for the event and obtain their lantern for the night (at a cost of $20).