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Queens Park In Toowoomba To Shine For Leukaemia

The Leukaemia Foundation’s most visually stunning and heartwarming event – Light the Night is set to light up Queens Park, Toowoomba at sunset this Wednesday 15 October. Hundreds of participants are expected to walk with coloured lanterns in an uplifting display of hope and compassion for blood cancer patients and their families.

Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s CEO, Bill Petch said around 10,000 Queenslanders across 13 separate locations were preparing to share a special evening with loved ones and supporters in the community who wished to brighten the lives of those touched by blood cancer. “Since it was first held in Queensland in 2008 Light the Night has become a treasured event giving the community a chance to show their understanding and support for blood cancer patients,” Mr Petch said.

  • “In Toowoomba a spectacular procession of lights will be created as walkers carry coloured lanterns around Queen’s Park.” Mr Petch said the evening’s program would run from 5.30pm at Queen’s Park and feature family friendly entertainment, inspirational stories from Light the Night ambassadors followed by the highlight of the evening — the lighting of the lanterns at sunset and a short walk by participants carrying lanterns of different colours, but each with a special meaning:

white lanterns carried by those who are living or have lived through a blood cancer diagnosis

blue is for our supporters and members of the community who want to see a world free from blood cancer, and

gold to represent friends and family lost to blood cancer.

“If you register by 5pm on October 14 your lantern is free,” Mr Petch said. “Otherwise you can buy one at the event on the night for $10.”
To sign up to this free community event visit www.lightthenight.org.au/lightthenightau@leukaemiaqld to share the experience.
What: Queen’s Park to shine for leukaemia
Where: Queen’s Park, (Frog’s Hollow), Toowoomba
When: Wednesday, 15 October from 5.30pm (walk commences 7pm)

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