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Canadian Olympian Max Parrot aims for new heights after blood cancer recovery

Canadian snowboarder Max Parrot had a secret weapon when it came to training for the X Games in Norway last month: his high-energy Australian shepherd, Loup, who just loves to run. “He actually helps me do more mountain biking because he loves running, so we go up and down the mountain,” said Parrot, who won a silver medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. The 25-year-old from Bromont, Que., was diagnosed with H...

Marking Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Toronto, Ontario (September 3, 2019) – The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) kicked off Blood Cancer Awareness Month and announced today it will invest over $4 million in research projects that take on the toughest challenges in blood cancer. “We want to leave no stones unturned when it comes to finding cures,” said Alicia Talarico, LLSC president. “Our goal is to support scientists who...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada announces VP departure

Halifax, Nova Scotia (June 29, 2019) - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) today announced that Joe DiPenta, its Vice President of Development, will be leaving the company to pursue other interests, effective August 2. “Joe has been an integral part of our executive management team,” says Alicia Talarico, LLSC’s president. “I have a deep appreciation for his leadership in building the infr...

Beer Store Bottle Drive in 14th year of supporting blood cancer cures

May 24, 2019 – On Saturday, May 25th, The Beer Store and its affiliated union – United Food & Commercial Workers Union Local 12R24 – are inviting Ontarians to join in the fight against blood cancers by donating their empty beer, wine and liquor containers to any Beer Store location during the 14th annual Returns for Leukemia Bottle Drive. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (L...