The Leukaemia Foundation is calling on the South Australian community to be part of their upcoming inspiring event, Light the Night.
Elder Park will be transformed into a glowing sea of gold, white and blue light on September 21st as over 4000 people light special balloons to remember, celebrate and give hope to people with blood cancers like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Each week, 16 South Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
The Leukaemia Foundation’s inspiring and visually spectacular Light the Night event will attract thousands of families, friends and colleagues who will gather at twilight in Elder Park to carry coloured balloons with a tiny light inside:
• Gold to REMEMBER a loved one
• White to CELEBRATE being a blood cancer survivor
• Blue to GIVE HOPE and show support
“Light the Night is our most inspiring and fastest growing awareness and fundraising event” said Simon Matthias, General Manager of the Leukaemia Foundation in South Australia. “Last year’s event was emotional, moving and uplifting as we lit up the night in Elder Park. This year, it will be even better,” he said. “We’re encouraging people to register to be part of this inspiring night and join together in supporting those families affected by blood cancer.”
The Leukaemia Foundation aims to raise $2 million through Light the Night nationally.
Money raised will fund research to find better treatments and cures for leukaemias, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders and free services to support patients and their families from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
Light the Night
5:30pm – 8:30pm – Wednesday 21 September 2011
Elder Park, King William St, Adelaide, SA
Sign up now at www.lightthenight.org.au or call 1800 500 088.