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Halifax – 30 October, 2015 – UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces activists were front and centre at this year's Light the Night walk in Halifax, as their “Team Luminary” came first as the top fundraising team at the event. More than forty UFCW Canada Local 864 members, family members, and staff raised over $30,000 for the life-saving and life-changing efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
“Thanks to all of the members and their family members for making this year’s effort so successful,” said Mark Dobson, president of the UFCW Canada Eastern Provinces Council and UFCW Canada`s regional director for the Eastern Provinces. “It is certainly something to be proud of and it is also inspiring because we know that every dollar raised makes such a difference for kids, adults, and their families fighting the good fight against blood cancers.”
More than 3,500 participants set out at dusk from the Garrison Grounds for the Halifax Light the Night Walk on October 24, which in total raised more than $500,000. The monies raised support the LLSC’s programs to raise awareness, provide patient and family services, and fund research into finding a cure for leukemia and other blood cancers.
Since adopting the LLSC as our charity of choice in 1985, UFCW Canada members and staff have raised over $33.8 million for the LLSC.