Light the Night in South Yun­derup

Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE -

HUN­DREDS of white, blue and gold lanterns re­flect­ing in the lake at South Yun­derup’s Ad­ven­turescape on Fri­day were a spec­tac­u­lar sight.

Not only did the lanterns Light the Night, as fam­i­lies and friends gath­ered at sun­set for the lantern lighting and walk, the event was also a fi­nan­cial suc­cess.

The Leukaemia Foun­da­tion’s 11th an­nual Light the Night helped raise vi­tal funds for blood can­cer re­search.

The lanterns were coloured white for sur­vivors, blue for sup­port­ers and gold if walk­ing in mem­ory of a loved one.

Each day, an­other 35 Aus­tralians are di­ag­nosed with blood can­cer – equiv­a­lent to one ev­ery 41 min­utes.

Blood can­cer claims more lives than breast can­cer and melanoma,

It is es­ti­mated 60,000 peo­ple across Aus­tralia are liv­ing with blood can­cer.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son­mu­ni­ d487972

Luke Steyger with Hunter, Ja­cob and Ella, get­ting in the spirit of Light the Night.

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