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Light the night, fight the beast

By Riverine Herald

LIGHT the Night will be held on Friday to raise awareness for the cancer we’ve all heard too much of.

For Barmah’s Annie Gibson, carrying a lantern across Echuca-Moama bridge on November 2 means she’ll be joining the legions of others who, like her, have fought a battle (tragically for many a losing one) with leukaemia.

Together, with community members from far and wide, Annie will be holding a lantern for the many victims yet to be diagnosed with this horrific blood cancer.

By carrying a lantern across the bridge, she’ll be joining with the Leukaemia Foundation in fighting back.

So one day the rate of people diagnosed with disease in Australia each year won’t be 13,000 — it will be zero.

The event will include a lantern ceremony, where lanterns of different colours will be raised — white for leukaemia sufferers, blue for people supporting those with leukaemia and yellow for people who have died from blood cancer.

After the ceremony, people will walk across Echuca-Moama bridge and back.

Sponsored by Moama Bowling Club and Echuca Workers Club, the event kicks off at Kerrabee Sound Shell from 5pm, featuring live music, stalls and raffles.

To register, sign up for sponsorship or donate, visit lightthenight.org.au/events/echuca-moama