“This is going to be an incredibly unique experience, one that changes lives and will be remembered for a long time. We’ve got 18 students filming the event, which will be edited and put on YouTube – hopefully to go viral,” Professor Smyth said.
“Murdoch University is proud to be involved in helping the local community and making a difference to the lives of children. We’re also looking forward to seeing Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi slip on her dancing shoes.”
The Lord Mayor will join professional dancers and local participants to raise awareness and money for the Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation.
A Flame for Aline was created by Judith Gerardin, who decided to make a difference after a close friend died of cancer in 2011.
Organisers said the event was an opportunity to recognise the ‘Aline’ in everyone’s life and that for a $25 donation, a photo of your champion will be uploaded to the Wall of Remembrance, which will be erected at the event location.
Professor Smyth said he hoped the Murdoch-filmed footage would encourage other cities around the world to keep the flame alive and organise their own flash mobs.
“This could be the beginning of a great journey. We hope to see as many people as possible lend their support.”
Rehearsals for the event will be on Sunday, December 2, 9am.