PRESS RELEASE: OCTOBER 05, 2015

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Edmonton, Winnipeg & Quebec City – October 3, 2015 – Over the course of the same evening in three different provinces, UFCW Canada activists joined thousands of walkers for annual Light the Night fundraising events to raise hope and funds for blood cancer research, outreach and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).

The Light the Night Walk is an evening gathering with family and friends in select sites across Canada to bring light to the dark world of cancer. Thousands of walkers carry illuminated lanterns showcasing their relation to the cause; a white lantern for blood cancer patients and survivors, a red lantern to walk as a supporter, and a gold lantern in memory of a loved one lost.

Thousands of participants gathered at Light the Night events on September 26 across Canada in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Quebec City – where the united efforts of UFCW Canada Locals, 401, 832 and 503 raised over $80,000 for the LLSC. The walks kicked off a series of national walks across the country.

The Vancouver walk is being held on Saturday, October 17 starting at 4 p.m. in Stanley Park.  Please join UFCW Locals 247 & 1518 for an evening of free food, fun and entertainment.  For more information or to join our Team, UFCW BC, please contact Tima Burgess at Local 247's office (1.800.667.2205 / tburgess@ufcw247.com

As Canada's leading union for private sector workers, UFCW Canada is the largest annual fundraising organization for the LLSC. Last year, UFCW Canada members, families and friends raised a total of more than $2.5 million for blood cancer research and awareness. 

 

 

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