Approximately every 34 minutes one person in Canada is diagnosed with blood cancer.
Approximate number of people expected to develop leukemia this year.
Is the estimated number of people in Canada living with, or are in remission from, leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma.
Is the estimated number of people who will die from leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma this year.
9 percent of the 173,800 cases of cancer that will be diagnosed in Canada this year will be new cases of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
There are four common types of Leukemia: acute myeloid, acute lymphoblastic, chronic myeloid and chronic lymphocytic.
The year the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada was founded. Back then, diagnoses of leukemia were almost always fatal.
The total amount raised for leukemia research by UFCW Canada members for 2012.
Over the last 50 years the fight for a cure has come a long way. Because of the tremendous fundraising efforts from UFCW Canada members and other contributors, survival rates have doubled, and for some blood cancers the survival rates have even tripled.
The total amount of money raised by UFCW Canada members for leukemia research since the union first joined the fight for a cure in the mid-1980s.
Source: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, (Facts and Statistics, 2011).