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Olympian Max Parrot to join 15th annual Light The Night Walk across Canada

TORONTO – September 27, 2019 – Max Parrot, professional snowboarder and 2018 Olympic Games silver medalist will join more than 35,000 Canadians expected to take part in the annual nation-wide flagship event hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). At Light The Night Walk, participants in 12 cities will walk in solidarity to show their support for more than 128,000 Canadians affected by bloo...

The impact of living with a chronic blood cancer

Danielle Hugo received life-changing news in 2008. The 53-year-old was diagnosed with follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a chronic blood cancer. Since then, she has endured numerous rounds of chemotherapy as well as a stem-cell transplant in an effort to treat her cancer. It’s taken a toll on her health, increased her stress and reduced her bank account. “My treatments are buying me time and prolonging my l...

How a stem-cell transplant turned into a lifelong friendship

In 2006, Stephen Smith was a 26-year-old U.S. Air Force pilot stationed in California, when a colleague told him about a loved one who had been recently diagnosed with lymphoma. The fellow soldier was encouraging colleagues to sign up for the U.S. Department of Defenceʼs “Salute to Life” bone-marrow donor registry. So Smith, whose real name has been changed for security reasons, swabbed his cheek, popped it i...

When caregiving for a loved one can turn to burnout

Many Canadians who are caring for a sick or aging loved one can experience caregiver burnout, which occurs when the demands of the role result in the caregiver feeling physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. In June of 2018, Natasha Orlando’s world was flipped upside down when her youngest sister, Sarah, 31, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkinʼs lymphoma, a blood cancer that affects more than 36,000 Canadian...