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Walk to Fight Leukaemia at North Harbour


North Harbour Heritage Park will host its first evening event next month, as families throughout Moreton Bay join together to raise funds to battle leukaemia.


Leukaemia Support Queensland’s first Shine Bright for Leukaemia walk will be the finale of a fun-packed afternoon in the Heritage Park on Sunday 16 May from 3-7pm.


With plenty to enjoy including live entertainment, games, jumping castle, activities, market stalls there will also be multiple food and beverage options available for purchase including special guest food trucks from Bite Markets.


Entry to the event is free, but a gold coin donation is appreciated for games and activities. Due to Covid regulations visitors will need to register at EventBrite https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/shine-bright-for-leukaemia-tickets-146864745407.


In joining in the walk to Shine Bright for Leukaemia, everyone is invited to remember those who have battled or are currently facing leukaemia.


Trees along the 1.3 kilometre walk will be lit up and the procession will wind its way along the park’s picturesque Heritage Trail from just after 6pm. Five hundred balloons filled with LED lights will be for sale on the night to help light up the sky, along with 1,000 thunder sticks. Proceeds from this event will go to Leukaemia Support Queensland.


Leukaemia Support Queensland president Jane McMillan urged families to get behind the event, which will raise vital funds for financial and emotional support of local people battling the illness.

“With more than 800 people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood cancers in the Moreton Bay region alone, its impact can be felt almost everywhere,” said Ms McMillan.


“Quite apart from the physical toll, the intense treatment often required over many months can place enormous financial strain on families – with money raised from events like this providing a helping hand.


“We’ve had a wonderful relationship with North Harbour and they have helped us with many of our fundraisers over the years. Heritage Park offers a beautiful backdrop on this occasion.”


A registered charity run solely by volunteers, Leukaemia Support Queensland has provided assistance to almost 400 people battling the disease over the past 16 years, helping with everything from living expenses to accompanying patients as they undergo treatment.


North Harbour Project Director Bryan Finney said the strong sense of local community spirit would help to ensure the evening’s success. “We’re delighted to assist in rallying the community for such a worthy cause and I encourage everyone to bring a chair and blanket and join in what will be a very memorable evening,” he said.


Set to be declared a Priority Development Area by the State Government, North Harbour will become a world-class destination for recreation and tourism, sensitively integrated with regional open space, jobs, business and marine industries.


House and land packages at North Harbour currently start at under $400,000 for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom terrace home.


To find out more about North Harbour, go to www.northharbour.com.au or visit the Sales and Information Centre and Display Village on the corner of Buckley Road and Fraser Drive, Burpengary East, which is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/northharbour.


For more information on Leukaemia Support Queensland, visit https://leukaemiasupportqld.com.au



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