Blood cancers strike anyone, at any age, at any time, without warning. Every24 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer 40percent of all childhood cancers are blood cancers Over155,000 Canadians affected by a blood cancer The 5 main types of blood cancers There are 137 forms of blood cancers and related disorders that are grouped into one of these five main types: Leukemia More Details Lymphoma More Details Myeloma More Details Myelodysplastic syndromes More Details Myeloproliferative neoplasms More Details Our work this year 1,700 healthcare professionals assisted 4,000 individuals served $2.7 million invested in research Who we are Changing the blood cancer experience for Canadians Turning helplessness to empowerment How we are helping people regain a sense of control during and after a cancer experience. Personalized support From isolation to new connectionsBeing able to speak to someone who has been through a similar blood cancer experience helps to rebuild the strength and courage for those newly diagno... First Connection peer support Because a child’s cancer affects everyoneThe difference it makes for a child when parents, teachers and friends have the right kind of information and resources to lean on. Childhood blood cancers Rethinking researchImproving survival alone is not enough. People deserve a better quality of life during and after a blood cancer experience. Research from bench to bedside Show previous slides Show next slides Living and thriving through a blood cancer experience Help someone with a blood cancer break the pattern of helplessness, isolation, hopelessness, and regain control. Donate Today Stories from blood cancer survivors MichaelMichael was preparing to move with his wife to Ottawa when he was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after a routine doctor's visit.Toronto ON CanadaMore Details Michael Toronto ON Canada learn more about Michael Erica Vancouver BC Canada learn more about Erica Andrew Richmond BC Canada learn more about Andrew Samantha Redsky Quote I was diagnosed with a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma at the age of 23. Needless to say, it was a surreal experience. Calgary AB Canada learn more about Samantha Redsky Tom Wong Quote I’m an LLSC First Connection Peer Support volunteer where I share my journey and perhaps bring some hope to others affected by a blood cancer. If nothing else, I’m there to listen. Toronto ON Canada learn more about Tom Wong Sherley Roy Quote It's more than a year and half since my allograft. I’ve now been in complete remission for one year. I’m doing really well, and I’m in great shape. I’m enjoying life to the fullest. Montreal QC Canada learn more about Sherley Roy Brian Fortune Quote My wife and I both enrolled as contacts for the First Connection peer support program, me as a survivor and Brenda as a caregiver. It was very rewarding to be able to assist another survivor in various ways. Halifax NS Canada learn more about Brian Fortune Hart Searle Calgary AB Canada learn more about Hart Searle View All Take action When you choose to fundraise, donate or volunteer, you have the power to make a real difference for the blood cancer community. With you on our side, cancer doesn’t stand a chance! Man & Woman of the Year Learn more Light The Night Learn more Other ways to give Learn more Thank you to our Research Champions! Tina Byers$101,194Toronto2021Aaron Bains $114,131Toronto2021 Individuals who fundraised $50,000+ bring us closer to reaching a minimum annual investment of $5 million in research by 2026. Meet all the Research Champions.