Duncraig resident rallying others to do Light the Night Walk for leukaemia

Lanterns show support at last year's Light the Night event in Perth.
Lanterns show support at last year's Light the Night event in Perth.

DUNCRAIG resident Leanne Brown is rallying her local community to take part in this Friday’s Light the Night walk for the Leukaemia Foundation.

“My mum has supported the foundation since they supported her when she was diagnosed with leukaemia about 10 years ago – she is now in remission,” Mrs Brown said.

“Earlier this year, my son was going to do the World’s Greatest Shave but he got cold feet as 11-year-olds do.

“I am also a member of Joondalup Trefoil Guild and saw our late adviser live with leukaemia before sadly losing her battle. That really galvanised me to organise something and raise money.”

The foundation aims to raise $2 million nationally to help fund blood cancer research and give emotional support to affected families.

The walk will feature people carrying different lanterns – gold to remember a loved one, white for their own blood cancer journey or blue to support others.Mrs Brown said she already had 70 people registered for the event at Glengarry Park.

It will start at 5pm with participants encouraged to bring a picnic before the walk, which will consist of one lap of the park at sunset.

Visit www.lightthenight.org.au or call 1800 500 088.