Light the Night | Leukaemia Foundation

Light the Night

Light the Night

Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation’s beautiful evening lantern walk, where Australians come together and transform the darkness into a sea of glowing light to beat blood cancer.

The night will take your breath away. It’s an empowering, beautiful and supportive event that brings family and friends together with a united goal: to fund research that will help beat blood cancer.

Thousands of people gathered on Friday 11 October 2019 to walk at Light the Night events across Australia, raising funds for vital research to support Australians with blood cancer. There are still Light the Night events happening around the country; you can view all locations and dates here.

A very special blood cancer support event

When you register for Light the Night, you receive your special lantern to carry as darkness falls. Lanterns are raised high in a moving ceremony to pay tribute to those facing their own blood cancer journey and to remember loved ones lost, creating a glowing sea of support.

Together, the crowd then carries their lanterns along a reflective walk to Light the Night.

Each coloured lantern carries a special meaning.

Gold to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer, white for those diagnosed themselves and blue to show community support for all those affected.

Register your interest at your nearest event now at or call 1800 500 088.

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Last updated on December 5th, 2019

Developed by the Leukaemia Foundation in consultation with people living with a blood cancer, Leukaemia Foundation support staff, haematology nursing staff and/or Australian clinical haematologists. This content is provided for information purposes only and we urge you to always seek advice from a registered health care professional for diagnosis, treatment and answers to your medical questions, including the suitability of a particular therapy, service, product or treatment in your circumstances. The Leukaemia Foundation shall not bear any liability for any person relying on the materials contained on this website.

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