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Edmonton and Regina, Sask. – September 28, 2017 – UFCW Canada activists and allies from across the Prairies recently joined thousands of participants for the annual Light the Night walks in Edmonton and Regina to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC).
In Edmonton, activists from UFCW Canada Local 401 gathered at the William Hawrelak Park on September 23 to take part in the city’s 11th annual Light the Night walk, where participants walked in solidarity to help bring support and hope to the more than 138,000 Canadians affected by blood cancers.
In Regina, on the same night, UFCW Canada Local 1400 activists and their families joined hundreds of community members at the Wascana Legislative Grounds for the Regina Community Light the Night Walk.
At both events, participants carried illuminated lanterns symbolizing light in the dark world of cancer, with red lanterns for supporters, white ones for patients and survivors, and gold to remember loved ones lost. Together, the two fundraising efforts contributed thousands of dollars to the LLSC’s patient support services, advocacy work, and life-saving research.
Since adopting the LLSC as our charity of choice over 30 years ago, UFCW Canada activists, family members, and allies have raised over $38 million dollars to fight blood cancers.