Light the Night

The support was strong at Seaport on Friday night, as a sizeable crowd gathered for the annual Light the Night event.

Now in its sixth year within Launceston, the national Leukaemia Foundation initiative had one of its biggest turnouts yet, with more than 200 people walking along the Tamar River with lanterns lighting the way.

There was even activity on the water, with dragon boat teams rowing with lanterns to show their support.

Of the three colours of lanterns, gold was given to remember someone who lost their battle, white for those in the midst of their own fight, and blue as a sign of hope and support.

Volunteer Jackie Martin said the impact of blood cancer should never be understated.

“It’s such an insidious disease,” she said.

“There are no triggers, it just is what it is.

“I think Light the Night is a lovely symbolic event, which people always remember.”

This years marks the 30th anniversary of Leukaemia Foundation and the 10th anniversary of Light the Night.

Video: James Burke.

Source: Leukemia Foundation Light the Night Success

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