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Welcome to our personal Light the Night fundraising page! 

Many of you are familiar with the battle our granddaughter Rachel has fought against Acute Myeloid Leukemia.  A year ago, Rachel was 12 months past her stem cell transplant and attended the Light the Night Walk as the Honoured Hero representing all of those who carried the white survivor’s lantern. Even at 9 years old, this experience helped her understand that she was not alone, that she was part of a larger community of blood cancer patients and survivors and their village of supporters.

Today Rachel is a healthy 10-year-old, in remission and with a fully functioning immune system.  She continues to receive therapy for language and comprehension development that were damaged by the strokes brought on by the leukemia.  She is back at school – off to grade 5 this year – and full of life. And while we are hopeful that she will beat the 5-year survival milestone, there is no certainty.  AML has a habit of hiding in the brain or spinal cord waiting for another opportunity to attack.

Rachel is just one of 140,000 Canadian children and adults who face the challenge of a leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma diagnosis.  Like Rachel, their futures rely on research and support funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.  That research is providing targeted treatment protocols and improved medication regimes that are increasing survival rates for those with blood cancer.  What better reason to reflect on how these cancers have or could touch you or your family and how your financial support for more research now might be the difference in their lives.

Team #RachelStrong is a vital part of Rachel’s “village” of support and a way for us to give back.  In our first two years, with your help we have raised over $140,000 and in 2020 we are back with high expectations for our third year.  Even though the world has paused for the coronavirus, the need for research into new medications and treatment protocols and the important patient supports provided by LLSC continues.  Our involvement - and yours - has never been more important.  All donations go directly to the LLSC’s Light the Night Campaign and tax receipts are issued immediately.

For those who want more detail of Rachel's story please paste this link into your browser:

https://rachelstrong301331562.wordpress.com/2020/08/30/the-story-of-rachel-spotzl-and-team-rachelstrong/

For more information about LLSC paste this link in your browser to visit their website:

https://www.llscanada.org/

To understand the importance of this campaign to blood cancer patients across Canada - including the Spotz's - paste this link in your browser:

https://www.lightthenight.ca/why-we-walk/#/story/

Thank you for supporting Team #RachelStrong and the thousands of Canadians living with a blood cancer.  Together we can Bring Back the Light

Penny and Ken

Event Date
Oct 17, 2020 4:30 PM
Location Name
Vancouver 2020

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You guys are an amazing family!
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Bill Aujla donated $150.00
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Craig M. donated $300.00
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Penny Simatos donated $1,000.00
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Ken Bayne donated $1,000.00
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Ken Bayne donated $150.00
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