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Light the Night is an annual Leukaemia Foundation fundraising event that helps provide every Australian with the support and services they need to beat their blood cancer. Please help us spread the word.

Now in its eleventh year, Light the Night is a unique event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together in more than 140 locations in October to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk.

More than 35,000 people from every Australian state and territory will attend a Light the Night event, aiming to raise $2 million.

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.



Fast facts

  • Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma are types of blood cancer. Blood cancer and related disorders can develop in anyone, of any age, at any time. The equivalent of one person every 41 minutes is diagnosed and there are around 60,000 Aussies currently living with the disease.

  • Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia and it kills more Aussies than breast cancer or melanoma. Although research is improving survival, sadly someone loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.

  • The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians with blood cancer survive and live a better quality of life.

  • Thanks to its supporters, the Leukaemia Foundation helps hundreds of families from regional Australia each year by providing free accommodation in capital cities so they can access life-saving treatment at major hospitals.

  • The registered charity also offers free transport to medical appointments, counselling, information, education and practical support to families when they need it most.

Resources

We have many individuals who are willing to share their story about why they will walk at Light the Night. We can give you more information about:

  • The event (history, celebrities, money raised, copy for diary dates)
  • Human interest stories (including photo opportunities)
  • The impact of blood cancer (facts and stats)
  • The Leukaemia Foundation (what we stand for, how we help)

Media Contacts:

National Media Manager Monique Cerreto 02 9902 2225 0478 300 507
Public Relations Specialist WA, SA & NT Gail Heritage 08 8169 6058 0410 755 514
PR Specialist QLD, NSW, VIC + TAS Jeffrey Goh 03 9949 58000437 350 943