Light touch for supporters

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

MORE than 1500 peo­ple gath­ered at UWA on Oc­to­ber 7 for the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion's Light the Night walk.

Now in its ninth year, Light the Night raises money to give fam­i­lies af­fected by blood can­cer the emo­tional sup­port they need and to fund vi­tal re­search.

More than 60,000 Aus­tralians are liv­ing with blood can­cers, in­clud­ing leukaemia, lym­phoma and myeloma, and ev­ery day an­other 35 peo­ple are di­ag­nosed.

The Perth event has so far raised more than $149,000, well on the way to over­haul­ing the tar­get of $220,000.

Do­na­tions can still be made at www.light­

Par­tic­i­pants in the Light the Night walk.

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