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You can bring a little light into the lives of others by walking on

Friday 6 October 2017.

Shine your own special coloured lantern with family and friends:

  • Gold to remember a loved one
  • White for your own blood cancer journey
  • Blue to support others and help beat blood cancer

Register your interest to walk (it's quick and simple to do!) When we are ready, we’ll sign you up and send you your fundraising kit.

We hope you'll bring family and friends to walk with you on the big night. It's a special event and the moment we all raise our lanterns together is a very moving and beautiful experience for those taking part.


Host a community or private walk

We stage flagship events in capital cities and major regional centres but we’d like community supporters like you to host a local event on Friday 6 October 2017 and give more Australians the chance to shine.

It is rewarding to host a Light the Night community walk. It can be as simple as a few families gathering in the local park to a big event supported by your local council.

Families, friends and colleagues will gather with their community at nightfall to shine special coloured lanterns: gold to remember a loved one; white to reflect on their own blood cancer journey; or blue to support others.

We’ll help you Light the Night in your community.

It can be as simple as a few families and friends gathering in the local park, or an event supported by your local council. How big or small is up to you.

We’ll advertise your event on our website so people can sign up to attend and collect their lantern from you on the night. Your event will have its own web address to make it easy for you to spread the word.

We’ll also give you lanterns, posters and a guide with tips on planning a successful local event for your community.

Just family and friends?

If you’d rather just invite close friends and family to a smaller private event, that’s fine too. We’ll send you a kit and some lanterns, but we won’t advertise your event online. It’s up to you to invite your own guests.

What next?

Complete the online form and we’ll call you back. Or call us on 1800 500 088.

  Host an event

Raise money to help more Aussies beat blood cancer

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

That's why we're asking everyone to raise $100 before they walk to help more Australians survive blood cancer and live a better quality of life.

If every adult raises $100, together we will reach the $2 million the Leukaemia Foundation needs to give families emotional and practical support and fund life-saving research.

It is easy to do 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.

Try these ideas:

Bake 50 cookies to sell for $2 each at morning tea. That's $100!  Click for cookie recipe

Make our Light the Night slice with blue and gold jelly. Sell 25 of them for $4. That's $100! Click for slice recipe

Ask everyone you can think of to give you a donation; family, friends, neighbours, workmates and ask the boss if your company will match the dollars raised by the staff. 

When people make a donation give them a sticker from your Light the Night kit.

Hold a blue, white and gold dress-up day at work, school or your local club.


We cannot do this without you.

We couldn't hold Light the Night without the help of our wonderful volunteers, who give up their time and expertise at events, big and small, across Australia.

If you would like to volunteer for 2017, we will give you all the training and support you need.

We need people to host events, hand out lanterns, be track marshals, take donations and help with setting up and packing up.

By becoming a volunteer, you will be helping our cause in the most practical way, have the chance to meet a new people, and have fun!

Click below to complete a form to register your interest today.

  Be a volunteer


Use #lightthenightAU

Post, share and tweet about Light the Night to get more people on board with your fundraising while also helping us to spread the news about the event.  Like our Facebook page

And get ready to share your photos on the night!


Buy merchandise.

Official Light the night T-shirts, hats, glow-in-the-dark laces and other merchandise are available from our online shop to help you look the part!

Shop online  

Bright Fundraisers

Raise over $500 and we'll say thank you with all these benefits including this year's exclusive 'money-can't-buy' Bright Fundraiser lapel pin.

You will receive:

Bright Spark

Raise $500

Bright Light

Raise $1,000

Bright Star

Raise $5,000

Shooting Star

Raise $10,000
This year’s exclusive Bright Fundraiser pin
Your name on the website
Bright Fundraiser badge for your lantern
You are invited to lead the walk
You are invited for a tour to see your support in action
Recognition in the Leukaemia Foundation Annual Report plus other opportunities based on your particular interests
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