Light shed on can­cer plight

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

MORE than 1000 peo­ple lit up Perth on Fri­day night to help brighten the lives of those af­fected by blood can­cer.

The Perth march was one of 100 across the coun­try, tak­ing place on the same night as part of the Leukaemia Foun­da­tion's Light the Night event.

Fam­i­lies and friends came to­gether to walk through UWA car­ry­ing one of three coloured lanterns - gold to re­mem­ber a loved one, white for their own blood can­cer jour­ney or blue to show they cared.

Leukaemia Foun­da­tion gen­eral man­ager An­drew York said the event was so spe­cial be­cause it inspired, en­cour­aged and em­pow­ered those af­fected by blood can­cer.

“We all need a lit­tle light in our lives,” he said.

“While re­search is im­prov­ing sur­vival, blood can­cer still claims more lives than breast can­cer or melanoma.”

Visit light­ for in­for­ma­tion.

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