Hello. I hope you are staying well during this very difficult time. The Light is near!!! One precious step at a time. Stay positive and keep fighting!
I have decided, once again, to continue the fight to end blood cancers by registering for the Toronto 2021 Light The Night Walk. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC) Light The Night Walk is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to all those affected by blood cancer.
Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 will be my thirteenth year walking!!. I will be walking along with my sister and niece in honor of our family members and all those out there bravely battling this horrific disease.
As many of you are aware, this is VERY personal for me. My father passed away in 2002 from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. My mother was diagnosed with Stage 3 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2006. She is still cancer free 15 years later, due to amazing research and treatment. And, my brother was diagnosed last year with Myelodysplastic Syndrome. He is a trooper and has proceeded fabulously through treatment, all while his partner was battling esophageal cancer. He received his bone marrow transplant this past December 2020. LLSC has played a huge role in the advances in treatment, which my brother will now benefit from.
By participating in the Light The Night Walk, I will be raising funds to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada provide vital support services and information to patients at every stage of their cancer journey. Together, we can help accelerate cures and improve outcomes for more than 128,000 Canadians affected by blood cancers. The money will also go to the most promising blood cancer research taking place at cancer centres across Canada.
Join me in my quest to raise funds to end blood cancers by making a donation.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Thank you! Rita