Hervey Bay Lights the Night for blood cancer

FRASER Coast residents will join thousands of other Australians later this month as they Light the Night in support of people affected by blood cancer.

Residents from the Fraser Coast will join thousands of Australians across the country as they Light the Night in support of those facing blood caner. PHOTO: Facebook, Light the Night

The Hervey Bay fundraising event will take place at Seafront Oval on Friday, 30 September.

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Lantern collection starts at 5.30pm.

Resident and President of the Leukaemia Foundation’s Hervey Bay branch, Elaine Gamer is behind the local event.

She has a long history of supporting the Leukaemia Foundations and was recognised as an Honoured Member in 2016.

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Elaine has been a volunteer and fundraiser since 1979 and was instrumental in establishing the Leukaemia Foundation’s Mount Isa and Sunshine Coast branches.

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Full local details below:

  • Date: Friday, 30 September 2022
  • Time: 5.30pm
  • Where: Seafront Oval, Hervey Bay

Food and drinks will be available for purchase and live entertainment will be provided by local artists and speakers.

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For 15 years the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night has brought together thousands of Australians impacted by blood cancer.

People from across the country light up the night sky from their loungerooms, backyards and hospital wards in support of those facing blood cancer.

As the sun sets on Blood Cancer Month, Light the Night provides an opportunity for every Australian affected by blood cancer – such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood-related disorders – to come together and be part of a community event.

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Each Light the Night lantern colour holds special significance. People can choose the colour lantern they wish to hold – representing their experience with blood cancer:

  • Blue: Symbolises support for those affected by blood cancer
  • Gold: Symbolises a loved one lost to blood cancer
  • White: Symbolises your own blood cancer journey

For more information on Light the Night, to register for an event and donate, click the link.

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