UFCW Canada and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society celebrate 34 years of fighting blood cancers

Toronto – December 12, 2019 – The contributions and fundraising initiatives of UFCW Canada throughout its 34-year partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) were commemorated on UFCW Canada Thank You Day, held this past Friday, December 6.

As part of this year’s Thank You Day, both UFCW Canada and the LLSC celebrated the contributions that UFCW Canada members, Local Unions, and staff have made to the LLSC’s life-saving efforts to fight blood cancers through over three decades of fundraisers, events, and Light the Night Walks.

Throughout the day, activists shared videos, memes, and infographics on social media detailing the important fundraising work that UFCW has done in support of the LLSC’s research to find a cure and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and other blood cancers.

Activists also shared a special interview that the Society conducted with Lucas from Richmond Hill, Ontario, a blood cancer survivor who – thanks in part to the work of the LLSC and fundraising partners like UFCW Canada – is now celebrating 10 years of being cancer-free.

“The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society would like to thank UFCW Canada for the generosity of your efforts in support of our life-saving work to fight blood cancers,” said LLSC President Alicia Talarico. “Thank you for all of the activities that you organized, the events that you participated in, for incredible your donations, and for giving your time to help patients and their loved ones. You are improving outcomes for blood cancer patients across Canada.”

Since adopting the LLSC as our charity of choice in 1985, UFCW Canada and its Local Unions have raised over $43 million for the life-saving efforts of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. To learn more about this important work, visit our Leukemia Fundraising webpage.