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LIGHT NIGHT FOR OTHERS
LAUREN Stacy will be on a personal mission of thanks when she takes part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s fundraising Light the Night Walk this year.
Lauren was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in January last year.
Thankfully she is now in remission, and using her story to inspire others.
“As someone who has been on my own cancer journey, I can tell you that without the Leukaemia Foundation, there is no way I would have survived,” she said.
“It’s not just about medical support, it’s emotional and financial support.
“It’s helping people get to chemo or helping someone realise they have something worth fighting for, because believe me, it becomes extremely hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel and giving up can seem like the least exhausting option.
“The Leukaemia Foundation do so much more than you realise.”
Lauren has already raised $2480 for Light the Night, and encouraged others to get involved.
The funds raised at Light the Night will be used by the Foundation to provide families around Australia with services such as emotional support from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
The Foundation also provides accommodation during their loved one’s weeks and months of treatment in the city as well as transport to and from chemotherapy – all at no cost to them.
“I encourage others to get involved and register for Light the Night,” Lauren said.
“The Leukaemia Foundation to me were like a light in a dark corner and were able to give me the support I needed – thanks to the donations of many selfless strangers.
“You don’t have to wear a cape to be a hero, you only have to make a donation.”
The Light the Night Walk is on Friday October 7 at the University of Western Australia.
For further details visit lightthenight.org.au/event/ perth.
Lauren Stacy will light a lantern on October 7.