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Locals light the night

Monday, 12th September, 2011

LET THERE BE LIGHT: Ben Kuerschner, 8, Taylar Dellar, 9, Harrison Petkovich, 13, Campbell Petkovich, 9, and Emma Kuerschner, 10. LET THERE BE LIGHT: Ben Kuerschner, 8, Taylar Dellar, 9, Harrison Petkovich, 13, Campbell Petkovich, 9, and Emma Kuerschner, 10.

By Kurtis Eichler

 The dark night sky was dotted with blue, yellow and white lanterns on Saturday night when locals remembered those touched by leukaemia.

More than 90 people joined in the Leukaemia Foundation’s ‘Light the Night’, held atop the Line of Lode.

Held in the city for the second occasion, organiser Sherri Kuerschner said it exceeded her expectations.

“Last year we had a lot more, but last night was supposed to be more of an intimate one,” Mrs Kuerschner, who lost her son Will to the disease, told the BDT.

People held gold ‘love’ light lanterns to remember someone lost to cancer, a white ‘life’ lantern symbolising a survivor or a blue ‘hope’ lantern to show support.

She said money raised from the event will go towards the foundation’s units in Adelaide - one of which will be named after Broken Hill.

“We’ve been doing this now since last year with the World’s Greatest Shave and the Light the Night.

“That’s all gone towards it.”

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