Our partners work with us to create, sponsor and fund a range of initiatives to help us achieve our mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Our partners come from a diverse industry backgrounds:
Since 1985, the UFCW fundraising support has contributed over $43 million to put an end to blood cancers! From bottle drives, to golf tournaments, to bake sales; UFCW and its union members put in many long hours each year planning, organizing and executing events in order to support this worthy cause. The funds raised by UFCW go towards research, patient and family support and educational programs.
In operation since 1927, The Beer Store, boasts 645 beer brands in 450 retail stores in communities across Ontario. Corporate social responsibility and community involvement is a core value for the organization that partners with various charities to raise awareness and funds for meaningful causes. Over the past 20 years, together with its employee union (UFCW Local 12R24), the Beer Store has organized the annual Returns for Leukemia Bottle Drive and other fundraising activities, which have raised over $20 million to date.
iA Financial Group first became involved with LLSC in 2005, when one of their own employees passed away from a blood cancer. Since then, iA Financial Group has supported the Light The Night walk as a regional Presenting Sponsor and in 2016 contributed $100,000 to match donations raised through the LLSC Blood Cancer Awareness Month Campaign. In 2017, iA Financial Group is returning to match donations up to $100,000 during the LLSC Blood Cancer Awareness Month campaign. Having contributed more than $1 Million over the life of our partnership, iA Financial Group and their employees are highly engaged and continue to pool their tremendous energy and commitment to help end blood cancers.
OpenText, The Information Company™, enables organizations to gain insight through market leading information systems, on premises or in the cloud. Having survived Leukemia himself, OpenText’s CEO & CTO and Chair of Light The Night Toronto walk Mark Barrenechea believes that innovation saves lives. OpenText is thrilled to be the national sponsor for Light The Night 2017 and will be participating in lantern lighting ceremonies across Canada. Go, team!
At the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, we are working to create a world without disease. Transforming lives by finding new and better ways to prevent, intercept, treat and cure disease inspires us. We bring together the best minds and pursue the most promising science. We are Janssen. We collaborate with the world for the health of everyone in it. Follow us on Twitter @JanssenCanada.
PVH has been a supporter of the Light The Night walk since 2010 and has raised $2.5 million collectively for the LLS & LLSC mission. Every summer PVH (Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein and Van Heusen) stores in the Canada and the US, engage their customers in a in-store customer donation campaign. PVH employees also forms Walk Teams across North America.
PVH is one of the largest global apparel companies with a diversified portfolio of iconic lifestyle brands led by Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.
The most read newspaper in Canada and in print for 172 years, The Globe and Mail is the authoritative voice of national and international news with a readership of upwards of 3.5 million. In 2016, we proudly welcomed The Globe as a Presenting Media Sponsor of our signature fundraising event Light The Night.
We are so fortunate to be one of the Canada Post Foundation Grant Recipients. Without the support of such organizations we would not be able to provide much needed support programs to youth affected by blood cancers. We thank the Canada post foundation for their generous support.
At AbbVie our 30,000 employees are scientists, researchers, communicators, manufacturing specialists and regulatory experts located around the globe. We inspire hope and transform lives every day. We make decisions based on our deep caring and compassion for people, delivering a lasting impact to our patients, their families, our employees and the community.