The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) BC chapter has launched its first Man & Woman of the Year philanthropic competition to help support Canadians affected by blood cancers. I'm excited to announce that I've accepted my nomination to be a candidate in the 2022 Man of the Year competition. My goal is to raise $40,000 between March 24th - June 2nd.
After going through my late wife Ann’s cancer diagnosis, I realized how important it is to help those in need, and contribute to causes like the LLSC that provide critical support for patients and families when they need it most. We need to do all we can to push research forward, so one day a cancer diagnosis will never be considered fatal.
I’m fundraising for the LLSC to maximize my impact on cancer research, and those most vulnerable living with the disease. Blood cancers are the most prevalent form of cancer in children and among the most diagnosed overall. Also, a discovery in blood cancer research is often a discovery for all forms of cancer –over 40% of FDA approved cancer drugs were originally for blood cancers, including chemo and targeted cell therapies.
With the COVID pandemic hindering cancer research, the time to act is now. I’m asking you to join me in memory of Ann, and in support of the 22,000 Canadians who will hear the words “you have blood cancer” in the next year alone.
Thank you for bringing help and hope to the blood cancer community!