Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night to shine in Dixon Park

COLOURFUL: A previous Light the Night event at Foreshore Park. This year's event will be held at Dixon Park. Picture: Simone De Peak
COLOURFUL: A previous Light the Night event at Foreshore Park. This year's event will be held at Dixon Park. Picture: Simone De Peak

DIXON Park will be lit up in a sea of lights on Friday for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night event.

More than 1000 people are expected to reflect in a moving ceremony and then go on a short lantern walk, with each attendee to receive either a blue, gold or white coloured lantern.

The results are a spectacular sea of lights.

Gold lanterns are held to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer, white lanterns are for those with a blood cancer diagnosis themselves and blue lanterns are raised by the community that surrounds us all.

“Together we will be there to provide every Australian with the support and services they need to beat their blood cancer. That is why we light the night.” Leukaemia Foundation state manager Philip Gibson said.

Those attending all raise money for the foundation.

The event begins at 5pm.