Welcome to our personal Light The Night fundraising page!
Most of you are familiar with the battle our granddaughter Rachel has fought against Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Today she is almost 3-years post bone marrow transplant and is a healthy 11-year-old, in remission and with a fully functioning immune system. And while we are hopeful that she will beat the 5-year survival milestone associated with this treatment, there is no certainty. AML has a habit of hiding undetected in the brain or spinal cord waiting for another opportunity to attack.
Rachel is just one of 130,000 Canadians who face the challenge of a leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma diagnosis. And, in Canada, they are joined by a new diagnosis every 23 minutes. These patients rely on research and support funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada through the "Light the Night" campaign. What better reason to reflect on how these cancers have or could touch you or your family and how satisfying it would feel to know your financial support might be the difference in their lives.
The need for research into new medications and treatment protocols and the important patient supports provided by LLSC continues. Our involvement - and yours - has never been more important to keep the incredible advances in blood cancer treatment moving forward.
This year Team #RachelStrong is back for our fourth year. In 2020, you helped us raise an astonishing $105,000 and become the #1 "Friends and Family Team" in Canada! Since 2018, our total support for LLSC and the thousands of Canadians living with a blood cancer is almost $250,000. Lets do it again this year!
All donations go directly to the LLSC’s "Light the Night" campaign and tax receipts are issued immediately.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Ken and Penny