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Old Wed Oct 2, 2013, 12:32 PM
Honeybun Honeybun is offline
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Thumbs up Light the Night

Thank you to those that attended Perth's Light the Night Leukaemia Foundation Event tonight.

What a terrific turn out. $120,000 was the target to be raised and at the event over $160,000 had all ready been raised and still counting. Not bad for a small city compared to the rest.

There are three different colours of lanterns. White (life light) is for those with blood cancer, gold is to remember those that have passed, and blue is to show support. What a fantastic sea of blue, which far out numbered white and gold. I carried my own white one and a gold one for Dean and Patti and Sandi and Paul (MDSPERTH) and all the others we have lost in the forums.

I hope other Aussies in the forum attend their local Light the Night event and raise even more money for research.

Big thanks to the organisers and volunteers.

What other events are held around the world, in your own country? Light the Night is so pretty. Here are some pics.

Honey
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Old Wed Oct 2, 2013, 04:26 PM
Neil Cuadra Neil Cuadra is offline
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Honey,

Sound like a great event.

Do you know how many people attended?
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Old Wed Oct 2, 2013, 05:55 PM
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They're having a Light the Night in Chicago on the 19th. I'm going to support friends we met during transplant. Looking forward to it!
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Old Wed Oct 2, 2013, 07:47 PM
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Where will the Chicago one be held? I would like to attend also if I can.

Honey, what a great tribute to all of our friends!

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Old Fri Oct 4, 2013, 08:28 AM
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I think there was over 1000 people there Neil.

Good to see they have it in the US. Could only find pics with balloons, do they hand out lanterns?
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Old Fri Oct 4, 2013, 02:30 PM
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Light The Night - Athens Ga

Hi - We have ours tonight in Athens Ga - I will be going with my husband and some of the supporters from my job. Its a happy time - and we also have the remembrance Ceremony and the White Balloon Reception toast for survivors and patients.
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