The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is hosting their Light the Night Walk on May 25 at Snye Park to celebrate, honour, and remember those touched by cancer.
Dylan Roy, one of the volunteer organizers for the event, said it will be a time for family and friends to gather together.
“It is also fun as well, there is usually some kind of activities or entertainment along with a three to five kilometre walk.”
Blood cancers are the fourth most diagnosed cancer in Canada, yet the survival rates are much lower than many other cancers.
For Roy, the cause is close to his heart.
“I have been close to quiet a few people now that have been diagnosed with many different cancers, especially leukemia. A very close friend of mine was diagnosed with leukemia back in 2015 and went through a very rough time battling it. Luckily he did go into remission and is doing very well to this day, but there are many people who have not had such a good outcome so this just raises money for awareness and helps win the fight.”
You can make a donation or register as an individual or team online.
Those who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a T-Shirt where they can write who they are walking for and a lantern to light.