Hundreds light the night for leukaemia fight

Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times
VideoParticipants head to the CBD as part of Friday's Light the Night Bunbury event to raise money and awareness for the fight against blood cancer.

Bunbury Light the Night host Elizabeth Hovey has praised participants after the event raised more than $5000 for the Leukaemia Foundation.

More than 250 people took part in the event which saw people carrying blue, white and gold lanterns and walking from the Bunbury and District Power Boat Club to the CBD and back again.

Ms Hovey said she was moved to see so many people take part in the walk.

“It was a fantastic night and it is great to see so many people get involved and show their support,” she said.

“We are still waiting on a few more donations but so far we have raised around $5500 for the foundation.

“I was hoping for $5000 so we have certainly raised a significant amount of funding which the foundation would not have received if we didn’t hold the event.”

Ms Hovey said the different coloured lanterns represented different meanings.

“Blue is for people who are supporting someone with blood cancer,” she said.

“White is if you are suffering from blood cancer and gold is for remembering someone who has passed away due to a blood cancer.”

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