Illawarra residents who who have felt the impact of a blood cancer are being invited to carry a lantern with the help of friends and family at Light the Night at Flagstaff Hill on Friday night.
Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night is now in its 10th year.
The annual fundraiser is held in more than 140 locations around Australia.
The twilight event with a moving ceremony and a short walk is also a chance for people to remember and reflect.
Leukaemia Foundation community fundraising officer Sarah Hozack said every day 35 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorders.
“Attending Light the Night in Wollongong is a wonderful way to show those in our community facing blood cancer that, even in their darkest hour, they’re not alone,” she said.
Light The Night aims to raise over $20,000 on Friday to help provide the support and services local families need to beat their blood cancer.
Those attending hold gold lanterns to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer and white lanterns if they’ve been diagnosed themselves.
Blue lanterns are proudly raised in support by friends, family, workmates and the wider community.
Further information and lantern registrations at https://lightthenight.org.au/event/wollongong or 1800 500 088.