Max Parrot’s newest partnership with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada is one that he considers deeply personal. Having been diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in December, a type of cancer that affects white blood cells in the lymphatic system, the Olympic snowboarder has been bravely fighting the cancer and is set to wrap up treatment by the end of the year. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada has been by his side since his diagnosis and continues to support him throughout his treatments.
Being Canada’s leading non-profit voluntary health organization, LLSC is committed to understanding the causes of blood cancers, developing treatments for patients, and providing public information about the diseases. To find out more about LLSC’s mission, visit www.llscanada.org .
Through this partnership, Max will use his platform to reach out to the over 22,000 Canadians diagnosed with some form of blood cancer each year. If his health permits it, he plans on walking in the LLSC Light the Night Walk in October, an annual event that last year alone raised 6.8 million dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s overall goal of curing blood cancers and improving the quality of life for patients and their families.
Max is proud to be partnering with such a pillar in the Canadian medical community, and is excited to join in the thousands of cancer fighters and survivors who will come together in raising awareness and fundraising efforts to help the LLSC provide access to life-saving treatments to leukemia and lymphoma patients like Max.
If you would like to contribute to Max’s fundraising efforts by joining the Max Parrot Super Team, please visit www.lightthenight.ca/maxparrot to register or to learn more about the cause.