What is Light The Night?

Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s beautiful evening lantern walk, where Australians come together and transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light to beat blood cancer.

The night will take your breath away. It’s an empowering, beautiful and supportive event that brings family and friends together with a united goal: to fund research that will help beat blood cancer.

More than 35,000 people gathered on Friday 5 October 2018 to walk at Light the Night events across the country, raising funds for vital research to support Australians with blood cancer.

Light the Night registrants receive a special lantern to carry as darkness falls. Lanterns are raised high in a moving ceremony to pay tribute to those facing their own blood cancer journey and to remember loved ones lost, creating a glowing sea of support.

Together, the crowd then carries their lanterns along a reflective walk to Light the Night.

Each coloured lantern carries a special meaning.

Gold to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer, white for those diagnosed themselves and blue to show community support for all those affected.

You can still host your own Light the Night event; please fill out your details here.

Information about 2019's Light the Night will be posted soon, or please register your interest here to be the first to know.

Why we need you to Light the Night

Every day another 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer. That’s one Aussie every 41 minutes.

Blood cancer claims more lives than breast cancer and melanoma and sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.

Right now across the country, 60,000 people are living with blood cancer’s devastating impact.

More research into understanding the causes, better treatments and cure for blood cancer is urgently needed.

By raising money for Light the Night, you will help fund research to help more people survive and ultimately beat blood cancer.

Each coloured lantern carries a special meaning.


To remember loved ones lost to blood cancer

Held to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer, while fundraising to help others who may be facing a similar challenge.


For your own blood cancer journey

Carried by those diagnosed with blood cancer, who raise money to make a better future for those who may have to follow in their footsteps.


To show community support for all those affected

Raised high by the community that surrounds us all, funding the life-saving support services their families may one day need.