Petites idées 10 000 $

Description :

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is the largest voluntary health agency dedicated to finding a cure for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and improving the quality of life of patients and their families. We are committed to assisting all Canadians coast-to-coast who are impacted by blood cancers.

More Canadians than ever are living with the effects of a blood cancer diagnosis, 138,000 to be exact. This number has increased by 25% since 2014. With your support, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) would like to host a national event in honour of cancer survivors in major cities across the country. This event will be on Sunday June 2, 2019 and coincide with National Cancer Survivors Day.

National Cancer Survivors Day is an annual, treasured celebration of life that is held in communities on the first Sunday in June. It is a celebration for those who have survived a cancer diagnosis, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families and an outreach to the community. It is a day for everyone, whether you’re a cancer survivor, a family member, friend or medical professional. It provides an opportunity for all people living with cancer to connect with each other and their communities, celebrate milestones and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research and thereby improving cancers survivors’ quality of life.

“Beating Cancer is in Our Blood” will be composed of two simultaneous events, taking place in cities across the country. The first celebration event will take place in local community parks in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax. This event will bring together local communities in celebration of life after cancer and discuss the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship. The second event will be a “Hospital Blitz” whereby a team of 50 survivors and LLSC staff people visit at least 100 local patients in hospitals in Ontario, Alberta and Quebec who are currently battling blood cancer. Our Crew of Survivors will visit hospital-bound patients posting live updates and photos on LLSC’s social media pages.

Cancer is a lonely disease and is not only a life-changing experience for a person diagnosed, but also for all their loved ones. These events will help us demonstrate a sense of solidarity and community. It is our hope that it will reduce the isolation that is associated with a cancer diagnosis. By hosting a community event and visiting local hospitals, we will be able to connect with patients, families and survivors.

Life doesn’t end after a cancer diagnosis. There is an entire community of people and a wealth of resources to help people at any stage and these events on National Cancer Survivors Day will showcase that.

Broker supported
JEM Insurance Group Inc.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

Emplacement : Canada