Join walk and help be the light in their darkest hour
TODAY another 35 people will be told they have blood cancer.
Be the light in their darkest hour and join Wangaratta’s Light the Night for the Leukaemia Foundation at Apex Park on Saturday, October 7 at 5.30pm.
Now in its 10th year, Light the Night is a unique event bringing Australia’s blood cancer community together in more than 100 locations to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk.
This year’s walk in Wangaratta will be hosted by the Bendigo Bank.
“The bank is heavily involved in the community and we wanted to do something for this very worthwhile cause,” said Jenelle Kiely, Bendigo Bank’s Wangaratta branch customer relationship officer.
Last year, more than 35,000 people from every Australian state and territory attended 143 Light the Night events.
Those attending raise money beforehand to help give local families facing blood cancer the emotional and practical support that will light the way forward.
Light the Night fundraisers all receive a coloured lantern to carry as darkness falls and celebrate what they’ve achieved to help people with blood cancer.
They hold gold lanterns to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer, while fund- raising to help others facing a similar challenge.
Those who carry a white lantern have been diagnosed with blood cancer themselves, raising money to make a better future for those who may have to follow in their footsteps.
Blue lanterns are raised high by the community that surrounds us all, funding the life-saving support services that their families or someone THE CHRONICLE, Thursday, September 28, 2017 - they know may one-day need.
There will also be live music, food, entertainment and a short lantern walk.
For more information go to Facebook - Wangaratta Light The Night. Page 21
LIGHTING UP THE NIGHT: Bendigo Bank staff (from left) Kayla Grounds, Lauren Heddle and Jenelle Kiely are hosting this year’s Light the Night for the Leukaemia Foundation.