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Eosinophil

A white blood cell that helps to fight some parasitic infections and participates in allergic responses.

Create your Own Fundraiser

Join the growing group of people who, like you, are standing up and getting involved in the fight to end blood cancers Currently, there are 138,000 Canadians living with or in remission from a blood cancer and every 23 minutes a Canadian is diagnosed with a blood cancer. You can change this statistic by hosting your own fundraiser in your community! Golf/Hockey/Softball tournament. Pancake breakfast. Garage sale. Lemonade stand. The possibilities are endless so get creati ...

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Other Disease Studies

Another type of study that blood cancer patients and their relatives can participate in is a nontherapeutic study. Nontherapeutic studies aren't considered clinical trials because they don't involve the study of new diagnostics or treatments for diseases. Instead, they're developed to gain a better understanding of disease-incidence patterns or the consequences of specific treatments for a specific disease. In all cases, you should be asked to sign a consent form that defines the study's ...

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Myriam Levesque

Born in Chicoutimi, Myriam grew up in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal and a Master's degree in International Law. She is particularly interested in human rights issues. Her commitment to the fight against leukemia stems, among other things, from this interest and the fact that she has lost relatives affected by this disease, including her grandmother. She wishes to be involved in promoting the cause in order to participate in the funding of research and ...

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UFCW Local 401: Mission Sponsor For Light The Night Calgary & Edmonton 2017

A huge thank you to the staff and membership of UFCW Local 401! Thank you to UFCW Local 401, the provincial Mission Sponsor for Light The Night Calgary and Edmonton 2017. UFCW has always been a huge supporter of our walk by providing volunteers as well as a team to participate in the walk. This year along with being the mission sponsor for our two national walks, they also provided volunteers to help with three community walks in Lethbridge, Medicine Hat and Red Deer. We apprec ...

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Answering Your Questions About Myeloma

Join other cancer survivors and caregivers in learning about multiple myeloma.

Join other cancer survivors and caregivers in learning about multiple myeloma. Participants will: Learn current and emerging myeloma treatment options Receive updates in myeloma maintenance therapy Understand the role of clinical trials in the advancement of myeloma treatment to patients Learn about advances in myeloma treatment side effects, long term and late effects Get instructions on ...

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Eosinophil

A white blood cell that helps to fight some parasitic infections and participates in allergic responses.