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November 29, 2021
The strong sense of community spirit within North Harbour and across Moreton Bay is reflected in our region’s amazing volunteer groups and organisations.
North Harbour is proud to be the community partner of a wide range of not-for-profit clubs and organisations, supporting their outstanding work within the local area.
One of these is Leukaemia Support Queensland (LSQ), a registered charity based in Caboolture South which is run solely by volunteers.
LSQ has assisted almost 600 people battling leukaemia and other blood cancers over the past 16 years, helping with everything from living expenses to accompanying patients as they undergo treatment.
“We’ve had a wonderful relationship with North Harbour and they have helped us with many of our fundraisers over the years,” said LSQ President, Jane McMillan.
“With more than 1,000 people living with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related blood cancers in the Moreton Bay region alone, its impact can be felt almost everywhere.
“Quite apart from the physical toll, the intense treatment often required over many months can place enormous financial strain on families.”
Shine Bright for Leukaemia Walk
The Shine Bright for Leukaemia walk on Sunday 16 May was the first evening event to be hosted at North Harbour Heritage Park, with all proceeds going to Leukaemia Support Queensland.
Families from across Moreton Bay gathered to enjoy live entertainment, games and craft activities before the lantern parade honouring the journey of everyone affected by leukaemia.
Trees were illuminated along the 1.3-kilometre walking route and attendees created an unforgettable visual spectacle by carrying hundreds of balloons filled with LED lights.
There are many ways you can support LSQ including by making a personal donation, becoming a corporate sponsor, volunteering or hosting a fundraising event so tap here to find out more.