Loblaws Superstores taking part in this weekend's fundraiser to support blood cancer patients.
VICTORIA, April 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Over 100 participants will gather at Centennial Square to take part in the volunteer-led, Light The Night Victoria Community Walk. The Victoria Walk was the first ever Light the Night Walk in Canada, making it a special event for everyone involved. At twilight, patients and families, will walk in solidarity with lanterns raised to bring help and hope to the more than 138,000 Canadians affected by blood cancers.
Peter Nadler, will be among those attending this unique event where the entire blood cancer community comes together to celebrate, remember and fan the flames of hope.
In 2008 after routine blood work, Peter was diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. He was told this was an incurable form of leukemia and that it was likely to be aggressive and would not respond well to chemo. Today more than eleven years later, Peter is doing better than ever, thanks largely to the great care from BC Cancer, support from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada and recent developments in novel treatments including iBrutinib.
In 2018, over 35,000 Canadians raised over $5.9 million to help fund world-class Canadian research and provide support services at no cost to thousands of blood cancer patients, survivors and their families.
At the volunteer-led, Light The Night Victoria Community Walk, the Nadler family will join hundreds of others at this singular gathering of the blood cancer community.
Can't make it to the event? Cashiers from the Superstore in Victoria will be asking for $2 donations at the till from April 27 – May 2 to support blood cancer patients.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
[6:00pm] | Registration Opens
[7:30pm] | Main Stage Program
[8:15pm] | Walk Starts
[9:00pm] | Closing Ceremony
About Light The Night Walk
Each year, in communities across Canada, teams of families, friends, and co-workers walk into the night holding illuminated lanterns to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada at the Light The Night Walks. Together, they bring help and hope to people affected by blood cancers and their families. The Walks are an inspirational and memorable evening event that takes place in nearly 200 communities across North America each fall. There are 12 LLSC hosted Light The Night Walks and dozens of volunteer-hosted community and school walks across the country. Visit LightTheNight.ca to learn more.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is the single largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers in the country. LLSC funds lifesaving blood cancer research across Canada, and provides free information and support services. Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
To start a team or to learn more, please call [604-733-2873] or visit LightTheNight.ca/Victoria
SOURCE The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
For further information: Ryan O'Quinn, 604-733-2873, 604-652-4763, [email protected]