I am so thankful to be able to support this cause with my time and fund raising efforts. In 2010, just before my Christmas my Dad (and my hero) - Pat Alexander, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. He met with his oncologist and started treatment right away. He went through months of treatment on a trial drug, knocking him down week after week until on August 18, 2011 he cancer was officially in remission.
That Fall, and every year since, we joined the inspiring blood cancer community at Stanley Park. It is so uplifting, and emotional - with red balloons held high for support, white balloons held proud for survivors, and gold balloons in memory to remember those we have lost.
In 2019 my Dad's cancer returned, his doc put him back on the trial drug that had been so successful but unfortunately the cancer seemed no match for it the second time. There was a drug his Oncologist wanted to try but it was not approved in Canada. Thankfully with the connections and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and their connections, my Dad was able to advocate to the government and drug company to get it approved in BC. He began self funding the drug and again through this community it finally become funded and he is still on the treatments today.
I am forever grateful to the LLSC - and to you for supporting this organization as well.