The Leukaemia Foundation has put a call-out for people in the Port Macquarie community to volunteer to host a Light the Night event this October to light the way for families devastated by a blood cancer diagnosis.
Every day another 35 Australians are told they have blood cancer, immediately plunging them and their families into a world of gruelling medical treatments and fearful uncertainty.
Now in its tenth year, Light the Night is a unique fundraising event that brings Australia’s blood cancer community together in more than 100 locations to remember and reflect during a moving ceremony and short lantern walk.
Last year more than 35,000 people from every Australian state and territory attended 143 Light the Night events.
“Hosting a Light the Walk is a truly wonderful opportunity to come together and show people in the community affected by blood cancers that in their darkest moment, they’re not alone,” said Sarah Hozack, NW Campaigns Manager.
“Our community hosts are absolutely critical to allowing people in the Port Macquarie region an opportunity to lend their support.
“When you raise money and carry a lantern at Light the Night, people in the Port Macquarie community will help provide every Australian who needs it, the support and services they need to help them beat their blood cancer.”
Light the Night events can be held in a range of locations, whether it involves a few family and friends in the local park, or a bigger event supported by the council.
“Our community hosts are fully supported by our fundraising team and receive a comprehensive guide on how to hold their event, as well as posters, flyers, fundraising tools and dedicated phone support,” Sarah said.
If the idea of being a host and helping be the light in the darkest hour for Australians with blood cancer is something you’d like to know more about, visit www.lightthenight.org.au/host or call Mieka Hynec on 02 9902 2204 or 1800 620 420 today.