LEUKEMIA FUNDRAISING

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC)

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

  • Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
  • LLSC funded research is making a huge difference in the survival rates, outlook and quality of life for people with blood cancers. However, there is much work to be done with the survival rate for leukemia only 51%.
  • Survivors and their families are increasingly in need of LLSC provided support, education and patient services
  • LLSC is the only charitable organization focused on all blood cancers
  • In Canada 14,000 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer every year,
  • More than 70,000 Canadians have leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.
  • Every 38 minutes someone in Canada is diagnosed with a blood cancer; every 79 minutes someone dies
  • Canadian blood cancer research programs currently supported total $15.5 million.

How Can You Get Involved:

  • Light The Night is the Society's annual evening fundraising walking campaign to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer. Each fall, teams of friends, families and co-workers gather in cites and towns across Canada. They walk in twilight, holding illuminated balloons—white for survivors, gold to remember a loved one and red for supporters.
    For more information: www.lightthenight.ca
  • Team In Training is the #1 endurance and fundraising training program in North America, accounting for 30,000 athletes last year. Participants undergo personalized training to run or walk a marathon, half marathon, triathlon or century ride. In exchange, participants raise funds for lifesaving research.
    For more information: www.teamintraining.ca

For more information, visit: www.lls.org/canada or call 1.866.547.5433 or contact Tima Burgess, fundraising coordinator at UFCW 247 - 604.535.8329 ext. 4563

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