Light the Night for leukaemia support
LEUKAEMIA Foundation Mossman District Branch thanks all who supported our fourth annual 2013 Light the Night held in Anzac Park Port Douglas on Wednesday, followed by a walk down Macrossan Street. This event is the Leukaemia Foundation’s major awareness-raising event.
Light the Night gives everyone in the local community a chance to gather with their friends, families and others who understand the difficult journey faced by blood cancer patients. Light the Night is focused on raising awareness of the foundation and the impact of blood cancers, but participants can undertake fundraising too if they wish.
The highlight of the evening is the lighting of lanterns at sunset. The white, blue and gold lanterns each carry a special meaning - white - carried by blood cancer patients and survivors, blue - for supporters, and gold - for those remembering a loved one lost.
Thank you to our guest speakers:
Tom Donnelly, Baylie Fletcher and Shannon Goodwin. Special thanks to our MC, Shaun Cram, and Dennis Rose for providing the entertainment for the evening.
The Foundation has a Vision to Cure and a Mission to Care. Through its Vision to Cure the foundation invests more than $1 million a year in cutting- edge medical research projects that are seeking better treatments and hopefully cures for leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders. Through its Mission to Care it delivers a wide range of services to patients and their families whose lives have been affected by leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma or related blood disorders.
The foundation delivers other free services including counselling and support, disease- specific information and education programs, transport to and from treatment and practical and financial assistance.
One of the biggest roles played by the foundation is the provision of free accommodation for patients and their families needing to leave rural or regional centres while undergoing treatment.
RAISING AWARENESS: Joe Denison, Cynthia Villiger, Baylie Fletcher, Deborah Kachel, Angela Pringle and Shannon Goodwin