Help light up the night to raise funds for blood cancer research

Broadwater Parklands will be transformed into a sea of glowing light this Friday to help raise much needed funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

Thousands of locals are expected to turn out to walk in the charity’s annual Light The Night Gold Coast event, which kicks off at 5:30pm.

During the reflective walk, each registered participant will carry a coloured lantern that carries a special meaning – Gold to remember loved ones lost to blood cancer, White for those diagnosed themselves and Blue to show community support for all those affected.


According to the Leukaemia Foundation, 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer every single day.

It claims more lives than breast cancer and melanoma and sadly an Australian loses their life to blood cancer every two hours.

Light the Night is a chance for the Leukaemia Foundation to raise money to fund more research into understanding the causes, better treatments and cure for blood cancer.

For more information on the Gold Coast Light The Night event and to register to take part, visit:

This is a sponsored editorial brought to you by Leukaemia Foundation


Carla is a full time journalist, presenter and announcer for 102.9 Hot Tomato and, joining the team towards the end of 2011. When she is isn’t busy presenting all of myGC’s videos, bringing you the latest news or chatting live on air, Carla will often be found scoping out the hottest local events. Carla holds a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Bond University, where she graduated with number of First in Class and Dean’s List of Academic Excellence awards. Carla is also a well-regarded MC, singer and actor. Some of her credits include hosting the Australia’s Next Top Model Queensland Auditions for Foxtel, guest starring on Toybox for Channel Seven, and performing as Mrs Banks in The Arts Centre Gold Coast’s production of Mary Poppins.

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