Shine a light on blood cancer this September

The Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night returns to Bella Vista Farm this Saturday, September 21.

Families and friends from The Hills and beyond are invited to attend a magical twilight walk around the historic homestead to shine a light on blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Attendees are also encouraged to carry a lantern, including a blue lantern for support, a white lantern to mark their own personal journey and a gold lantern to remember a loved one.  

There will also be live performances by Jigsaw Dance Group, The Pickett Sisters and the Ministry of Rock Band, as well as a range of food trucks and market stalls.

Attendees can also pack a picnic and enjoy the live entertainment. 

“Light the Night is an opportunity for the Hills community to come together for an unforgettable experience in support of those who have been impacted by blood cancer,” Hills Light the Night committee member, Feona Henness said. 

“We are working towards a future free from the disease,” she added. 

Latest figures released from the Leukaemia Foundation revealed that blood cancer is the third biggest cause of cancer death across Australia, claiming more lives each year than breast cancer or skin cancer.

Around 41 Australians are diagnosed each day with a blood cancer and the number is growing. And while more children are surviving, almost half of adult blood cancer patients will lose their life.

To ensure these figures change, The Leukaemia Foundation has set a bold new target and that is to achieve zero lives lost to blood cancer by 2035.

It’s a goal Feona Henness hopes to see achieved.  

Details:

When: Saturday, September 21 from 4pm;

Where: Bella Vista Farm, 2 Elizabeth MacArthur Dr, Bella Vista NSW 2153.

Cost: FREE entry. Lanterns cost $20 each (limited numbers available on the night).

Information: https://lightthenight.org.au/events/hills-district.

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