‘SpiderMable’ leads students at the Ecole Lendrum school in a special walk to support Canadians in the fight against blood cancers.

Edmonton June 2, 2017, Toronto — In celebration of National Cancer Survivor Day on June 4th, Mable Tooke, aka Spidermable, a well-known and much admired 9 year old Leukemia survivor from Edmonton is leading 200 of her fellow school mates as well as parents and teachers in a school community walk at École Lendrum School today.

  • Over 1,500 children are diagnosed with cancer in Canada every year and well over 40% of the diagnoses are Leukemia and Lymphoma.
  • Each year approximately 22,300 Canadians of all ages are diagnosed with Leukemia, Lymphoma, Myeloma and related blood cancer disorders
  • The number of Canadians living with or in remission from a blood cancer has increased by 25% from 2014 to 2016
  • Despite advances in treatments, the five year survival rate for most blood cancers is still lower than many other cancers

Funds raised will support valuable research and provide support services for the more than 138,000 Canadians and their families that are living with blood cancer.

In her honorary role as National Youth Ambassador for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), Mable has been taking her inspiring story to schools across Canada to encourage students like her to be their own super hero and join in the fight against blood cancers! Today she is very pumped. “My school is walking to fight Leukemia. Let’s beat cancer together!”

The school walk is part of an extensive ‘Light the Night Walk’ campaign the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada hosts every year. For more please visit Light The Night.

About Light the Night Walk

Each year, in communities across Canada, teams of families, friends, and co-workers walk into the night holding illuminated lanterns to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada at the Light the Night Walks. Together, they bring help and hope to people affected by blood cancers and their families. The Walks are an inspirational and memorable evening event that takes place in nearly 200 communities across North America each fall. There are 11 official Canadian Light the Night Walks and dozens of volunteer-hosted community and school walks across the country. Visit LightTheNight.ca to learn more

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada is the single largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers In Canada. LLSC funds lifesaving blood cancer research across the country, and provides free information and support services to patients and caregivers. Our mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Posted by: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada - Ontario Chapter on July 28, 2017.