Mt Buller lights up the night to sup­port good cause

Mt Buller News - - ON AND OFF THE SNOW -

MT BULLER’S Bourke Street lit up in blue, yel­low and white re­cently, and close to 200 skiers and snow­board­ers car­ried coloured lanterns down the pop­u­lar ski run dur­ing the an­nual ‘Light the Night’ event.

In the first and the high­est ‘Light the Night’ event in Aus­tralia for 2016, the Mt Buller com­mu­nity came to­gether to raise funds and aware­ness of blood cancer.

In misty con­di­tions lantern hold­ers made their way down Bourke Street, pro­vid­ing par­tic­i­pants and spec­ta­tors with an up­lift­ing and vis­ually stun­ning event.

Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s an­nual fundraising event to help more Aus­tralians beat blood cancer by im­prov­ing survival rates and qual­ity of life.

More than 60,000 peo­ple are liv­ing with blood can­cers across the coun­try, in­clud­ing leukaemia, lym­phoma, myeloma or re­lated blood dis­or­ders.

And ev­ery day, an­other 35 peo­ple are di­ag­nosed.

All pro­ceeds from lantern pur­chases go to­wards the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion.

(Photo: Emma Mor­gan)

LET THEM GLOW: Tem­plestowe Col­lege stu­dents as­sem­bling lanterns be­fore their run down Bourke Street.

LANTERNS AT THE READY: Lanterns be­ing sold ready to Light the Night at Mt Buller. PHOTOS: Harro / The Photo Shop

BLOCK LIGHTS: Steve O’Don­nell (from The Block telev­sion se­ries) and Jes­sica Oxwell cel­e­brate the first Light the Night event for 2016 in Aus­tralia on the slopes at Mt Buller.

FAM­ILY AF­FAIR: Fam­i­lies were out en­joy­ing night ski­ing and rais­ing money for the high­est Light the Night in the coun­try on the Bourke Street ski run at Mt Buller.

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