Today marks the start of fundraising activities for LLSC’s Light the Night Walk
Each year, in communities across Canada, families, friends, and co-workers walk into the night holding illuminated lanterns to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.
Red lanterns are held by supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold to remember loved ones lost.
Montreal resident Sara walks to improve the odds of survival for others, counting herself one of the lucky ones:
“Diagnosed at the age of 23 when my friends were living life to the fullest, I found myself fighting for life. Grueling chemotherapy left me with hair loss, lung damage and a profound appreciation for what really matters: the connections we make”.
Sara found the support she needed from family, friends and hope for the future from the LLSC.
She maintains her connections with other survivors and supporters by participating in the Light the Night walk.
The funds raised by Sara and her team, along with 35,000 Canadians like her, help fund research in Canada to support patients, improve treatments and find a cure for blood cancers.
Visit LightTheNight.ca to learn more