Light the Night: More than 1000 people take part in Perth

More than 1000 people gathered at UWA for the Light the Night event on Friday. Picture: Piotr Dancewicz.
More than 1000 people gathered at UWA for the Light the Night event on Friday. Picture: Piotr Dancewicz.

MORE than 1000 people lit up Perth on Friday night to help brighten the lives of those affected by blood cancer.

The Perth march was one of 100 across the country, taking place on the same night as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night event.

Families and friends came together to walk through the University of Western Australia carrying one of three coloured lanterns – gold to remember a loved one, white for their own blood cancer journey or blue to show they cared.

Leukaemia Foundation general manager Andrew York said the event was so special because it inspired, encouraged and empowered those affected by blood cancer.

“We all need a little light in our lives,” he said.

“While research is improving survival, blood cancer still claims more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.”

Log on to Light the Night’s website for information.