Floating hope with The Leukaemia Foundation's Light the Night 2016

Seaside stroll of solidarity: Hundreds of people walk the Esplanade at Cronulla with lanterns in support of The Leukaemia Foundation. Picture: John Veage

Seaside stroll of solidarity: Hundreds of people walk the Esplanade at Cronulla with lanterns in support of The Leukaemia Foundation. Picture: John Veage

A stream of gold, blue and white flowed through Cronulla on Saturday, October 15, as the community gathered to remember those touched by blood cancer.

Colours of hope: From a lantern raising ceremony at Dunningham Park to a dusk walk along the Esplanade, a generous community gathers in unity. Picture: John Veage

Colours of hope: From a lantern raising ceremony at Dunningham Park to a dusk walk along the Esplanade, a generous community gathers in unity. Picture: John Veage

Light the Night is the Leukaemia Foundation's annual fund-raising walk.

Families and friends came together by carrying one of three coloured lanterns – gold to remember a loved one, white for their blood cancer journey, or blue to show they care.     

Cronulla raised more than $21,000.

Participants also enjoyed an evening of entertainment including a performance by The Voice Australia 2016 finalist, Georgia Wiggins.

The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood disorders survive and live a better quality of life.

Although research has improved survival rates, blood cancers claim more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

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