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WIN-Yard-Sale-Leukemia-UFCWArea residents turned up from an East end Toronto community to support Local 1000A’s Women’s Issues Network (WIN) fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

Held on August 8, 2015, the yard sale fundraiser was organized by members of the local union’s WIN (Region 3).

Mary-Joe Eaton, Chair of WIN (Region 3), was the lead organizer for the Toronto event.

“We had people coming in and out of the yard sale all day—It was a great bonding experience with our community and all proceeds go towards a good cause,” said Eaton.

The Toronto event was inspired by another yard sale fundraiser for Leukemia, organized by WIN North (Region 6) Chair Cathy Watson this summer. That event raised upwards of $700, bringing the total raised from yard sales to over $1,900.

LTN2015Your union invites you to participate in an exciting fundraising initiative to help find a cure for leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers.

This year, Local 1000A has registered as a team and will participate in four Light the Night Walks in North BayOttawa, Toronto and London. Fundraising from team members helps blood cancer patients live longer and funds lifesaving research.

Team members will carry lanterns symbolizing light in the dark world of cancer. Patients and survivors will carry white lanterns, supporters will carry red lanterns and those who have lost loved ones will carry goldlanterns.


Join us in raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) by participating in our annual Ride for a Cure. Last year, our the Ride raised $10,000+ to help the LLSC achieve their mission.Help us beat that total by joining us this year! Not only will you be helping a great cause, you'll meet other motorcycle enthusiasts and have a chance to win great prizes!

To register please contact Diana.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416.529.4209

Light_the_Night_WebWith glowing red, gold and white lanterns, UFCW Canada Local 1000A marchers took to the streets of downtown Toronto, Ottawa and London to raise awareness and funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada.

While Local 1000A marchers walked in support of members, families and friends affected by these blood cancers, some also marched in support of Hailey Delaney, the four-year-old daughter of Local 1000A member and Kretschmar packer Maria Loares. Hailey is battling T-Cell Leukemia.

“The fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma is a cause very close to our hearts,” said President Pearl Sawyer, who participated in the Toronto walk. “We carry the hopes, struggles and prayers of those suffering with this deadly disease with us as we walk for a cure.”