Each year, in eleven cities across Canada, people come together in order to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC). The money raised is put towards:
- Funding breakthrough therapies for blood cancer patients.
- Offering education and support to patients and family members.
- Providing comprehensive assistance through the LLSC’s Information Resource Centre.
- Offering educational sessions to healthcare professionals.
Cuming & Gillespie is proud to have participated in this year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Light the Night Walk. Not only did the firm step up as a sponsor through the Light the Night National Partner Program, but a number of our lawyers, staff and their family members personally raised funds and participated in the walk that took place in Calgary on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
Among our group were thousands of others who took part in the 5 kilometer walk along the Bow River. We all carried illuminated lanterns, the colour of which signified our relation to the cause – white lanterns for blood cancer patients and survivors, red lanterns for supports and gold lanterns in memory of loved ones who have been lost to this disease. The thousands of lanterns symbolize bringing light to the dark world of cancer, which unfortunately has touched nearly everyone’s life in one way or another.
We at Cuming & Gillespie are honoured to have played a small role in the fight against cancer and intend to continue our involvement with the LLSC as well as with a number of other local and national causes.