What is Light The Night?

Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation's annual fundraising walk to help more Australians beat blood cancer.

Families and friends will come together for a gentle walk carrying one of three coloured lanterns; gold to remember a loved one, white for their own blood cancer journey, or blue to show they care. 

It’s a good feeling to walk in solidarity but helping more people live longer and better doesn’t come free.

You can help by simply raising $100 before you walk. It's easy to do if you join a walk early and use the ideas included in your fundraising kit. The Leukaemia Foundation team will also be in touch to offer you help along the way.  

Every $100 you raise can cover the costs of giving one family immediate emotional support, and also one hour of blood cancer research. 


Why walk?

Every two hours, someone in Australia will lose their life to a blood cancer.

Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are all types of blood cancer and they can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. Another 35 Australians are diagnosed every single day.

These dangerous diseases can't be prevented and while research has improved survival rates, blood cancers claim more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and then live a better quality of life.

By joining a walk and raising funds in advance, you will be giving families the emotional and practical support they need after the shock of a diagnosis, while funding life-saving blood cancer research.

The Leukaemia Foundation's work simply wouldn't be possible without the support of the community and those walking at Light the Night each year.


What do the Lanterns represent?

Each lantern colour has a special meaning.

GOLD | To remember a loved one.

"My father died when I was just 12. I was never even given the chance to say goodbye. Not only do I want to raise money in his honour, but I also want to raise money so that families can avoid this pain; of losing a loved one - be it their child, sibling, parent, spouse or friend."

WHITE | For your own blood cancer journey.

"I have been through AML, had four chemotherapies, full body radiation therapies and a bone marrow transplant. I am still in and out of hospital three times a week. The Leukaemia Foundation have been so helpful, I can't think of a better way to help them to raise funds."

BLUE | To support others.

"The Leukaemia Foundation helped when my Dad was diagnosed with leukaemia. I am particularly aware of the efforts that they undertake with both support and for research. It all takes money, so this is my small part in helping."

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