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Shine a light and show the way

Wednesday, 7th September, 2011

LIGHT THE NIGHT: Last year’s fundraiser was held at the YMCA. LIGHT THE NIGHT: Last year’s fundraiser was held at the YMCA.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s ‘Light the Night’ will once again be held in Broken Hill and there are high hopes it will be as popular as last year’s event.

It will be held on Saturday at the Broken Earth Cafe car park. Last year was the first time this fundraiser was held in the city. It was planned for Sturt Park but the windy weather forced it indoors at the YMCA.

Nonetheless, organiser Sherri Kuerschner said it was still a brilliant night.

“So many people were there, it was really good,” she said.

Last year people had a balloon which they lit up and this year it will be a lantern.

A gold ‘love light’ will be to remember a loved one, the white ‘life light’ is for a cancer sufferer and the blue ‘hope light’ is to give hope and show support.

Everyone who registers and pays $20 will receive a different coloured lantern. Children 12 and under will get theirs free.

Participants will walk to the Big Chair on the Line of Lode and the lanterns should be visible from the city below. 

The event starts at 6pm and runs to 8pm and money raised will go towards the Leukaemia Foundation units being built in Adelaide, one of which will be named after Broken Hill.

Around 40,000 Australian families face the challenges of leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders every day. 

Mrs Kuerschner thanked the owner of the cafe car park for allowing it to be used on Saturday.

“We ask that people who attend park towards the south. We don’t want to interfere with the cafe,” she said.

To register visit wwwlightthenight.org.au or phone 1800 500 088.


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