Lighting up the night at Cook Park to show way in cancer fight

LIGHTS ON: Residents light up Cook Park to show the way for people diagnosed with Leukemia. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1110jklight18
LIGHTS ON: Residents light up Cook Park to show the way for people diagnosed with Leukemia. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1110jklight18

Around 500 people helped light the way for people suffering from Leukemia at Cook Park.

It’s estimated Orange will contribute $10,000 to the Leukemia Foundation on the back of Friday’s Light the Night fundraising effort.

“The funds will be used to provide support for people diagnosed with blood cancer, and also investing in research,” organiser Olivia West said.

BLUE LIGHTS: Sarah King and Jasmine Hunt join in on the Light the Night fundraiser in Cook Park on Friday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1110jklight14

BLUE LIGHTS: Sarah King and Jasmine Hunt join in on the Light the Night fundraiser in Cook Park on Friday. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 1110jklight14

Ms West said when her mum battled Leukemia 15 years ago, there were few options and treatments available.

“These days people have more treatment options and a lot more hope,” she said.

Ms West said the event couldn’t have been a success without the help of dedicated volunteers, supporters, sponsors and the people who helped light the night on Friday.

People can still donate to the cause at the Light the Night website.