Who We Are

We are energetic and dedicated. We are passionate about the LLSC mission and take an active role in the fight to end blood cancers. We are the survivors. We are the sons and daughters. We are the friends and family. We are the Young Ambassadors Committee (YAC).

The mission of the Young Ambassadors Committee is to engage young, dedicated Montrealers to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) by 1) raising awareness, 2) fundraising to support blood cancers research, patient access and advocacy, and 3) building a network of like-minded individuals who are passionate about creating a world without blood cancer.

To Get Involved or Learn More:​

Vana Foudoulian
514-875-1000 ext. 1874

Our Ambassadors


Being a survivor of Burkitt's Lymphoma, Lina decided to get involved in helping and supporting the cause, as well as the next ones who will have to go through this difficult ordeal. Currently, Lina works as an analyst at PSP Investments. 

Giulia Filato

Giulia Filato currently works as a Portfolio Associate at the Bank of Montreal. She wanted to get involved with an organization that makes a visible difference in the community and has left a positive and lasting impact on Montreal. Joining the Young Ambassador's committee and becoming part of the LLSC community seemed like the obvious choice. Knowing that most leukaemia patients are between the ages of 0-14 and that...

Samara O'Gorman

Samara O’Gorman is super excited to be a part of such a great project. She has so much motivation, with such a huge amount of respect for life and all it’s possibilities. Nothing can stop her from achieving her dreams. 

Haik Kazarian

Born in Montreal, Haik studied Economics at Concordia University. Working as a Team Leader at the Cash Services Support Center at the Royal Bank of Canada, he was introduced to the LLSC through the Light the Night Walk he is also co-founder of the Ninja Cat Nation, a small community of gamers across the world but mainly focused in Montreal. Haik was introduced to the LLSC through the Light the Night Walk event a few ...

Sarah Orlando

Sarah was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma on June 7th, 2018 at the age of 30. As she was getting ready to be married in 3 months, she had to put her entire life on hold and gear up for the fight of her life. She didn’t know what to expect so the unknown was extremely terrifying. Losing her hair and looking “different” was an extreme challenge. 5 exhausting months of chemotherapy led her to victory. Sarah w...

Marc Normandeau

Marc is a recent marketing graduate who is now working as a Medical Communications Specialist for La Roche-Posay at L’Oreal Canada in Montreal. He has many personal and professional connections to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada; including having been a motivational speaker for the Teams in Training program in 2016; having been one of the main contacts at Pfizer Canada for the Light the Night walk dur...