Lantern walk for cancer

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 7, 2019

A SPECIAL evening at Emu Point has been planned for next weekend to give people the chance to reflect, remember and honour those who have survived and passed away from their battles with cancer.

Light the Night is an annual fundraiser event held across the country to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

It comprises of a community get-together with a lantern walk – blue lanterns represent showing support, gold is to remember loved ones lost and white is to reflect your own diagnosis.

The Albany Light the Night will take place from 5.30pm on November 16, with a performance from the Flinders Park Primary School Choir at 7pm.

The traditional lantern walk will follow at 7.30pm and see the beach light up with a soft haze of blue, gold and white.

Coordinator Gayle Harman said it was a beautiful way for the community to come together.

“It’s a really serene walk,” she said.

“It takes you away from everyday life and gives you the time to reflect, or rejoice, for some.”

There will also be a sausage sizzle and a coffee van set up at the event, located on the grassed area near the boat pen car park.

Leukaemia Foundation merchandise will be available for sale as well as the $20 lanterns.

Any enquiries about the night can be directed to Ms Harman on 0408 094 817.