Old Bar locals who have felt the devastating impact of blood cancer are being invited to carry a lantern alongside friends and family at special twilight events.
A Light the Night fundraiser will be held Main Beach, Old Bar on Saturday, September 30, during the Old Bar Beach Festival.
Now in its 10th year, the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night fundraiser brings Australia’s blood cancer community together in more than 140 locations, in every state and territory, to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk.
Those attending the Old Bar Light the Night events will gather for a small ceremony before setting off on a picturesque lantern walk.
“Everyday 35 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorders and they’ll turn to the Leukaemia Foundation for help,” Leukaemia Foundation community fundraising officer, Sarah Hozack said.
“Attending Light the Night in Old Bar is a wonderful way to show those in our community facing blood cancer that, even in their darkest hour, they’re not alone,” Sarah said.
Light The Night aims to raise more than $20,000 to help provide the support and services local families need to beat their blood cancer.
Those attending hold gold lanterns to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer and white lanterns if they’ve been diagnosed themselves. Blue lanterns are proudly raised in support by friends, family, workmates and the wider community.
Join this Light the Night event at https://lightthenight.org.au/event/old-bar or call 1800 500 088.