We're Walking to Support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada
The Agility Team is participating in the Toronto Light the Night Walk event this October. Together, we will be fundraising to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
The LLSC supports and provides aid to those battling blood cancers. These diseases affect thousands of Canadians every year.
The Light the Night events, that the LLSC hosts every year, take place in various communities across the country (visit their site to find a walk near you).
These walks bring together Canadian families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations to fund raise and create awareness.
The funds raised by Light the Night Walks provide:
- Blood cancer research
- Free education materials and events for patients and their families
- Family Support Groups and peer-to-peer counseling programs
- Improved assistance through the LLSC's Information Resource Center
- Educational information sessions for healthcare professionals and other groups
Thousands of walkers participate each year, and each one carries an illuminated lantern that showcases their personal relation to the cause. Blood cancer survivors and survivors carry white lanterns, supporters carry red and gold lanterns are carried in the memory of a lost loved one.
Agility's goal is to raise $2,000 by the end of September. You can visit our Team's fundraising page here.